Cal Maritime Oceanography 

Cal Maritime Waterfront with Vessels

for a broad, foundational understanding of modern oceanography and hands-on directed research experience

Oceanography from the RV Questuary

A degree, a minor & courses in oceanography


Gain a theoretical background and practical skills in oceanography, apply foundational knowledge through hands-on research experiences and create a piece of original scholarship. 

The Oceanography Major  

Oceanographic Surveys

Applications to challenges in marine resource management


Develop workforce ready skills and professional networks that are crucial for successful placement after graduation. 

Oceanography Course Descriptions

International Experience

A global perspective on ocean literacy & stewardship


Be prepared to serve as a leader in the development of new ocean science knowledge and in responsible, evidence-based decision-making for managing ocean resources around the globe.

International Experience

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San Francisco Estuary

Cal Maritime Pitches in to Protect The San Francisco Estuary

Feb 25, 2021

This spring Dr. Alex Parker, associate professor of oceanography at Cal Maritime, will team up with researchers from San Francisco State University and the University of Maryland on a two-year study to investigate how the San Francisco Bay Delta ecosystem will respond to large decreases in nutrient pollution resulting from changes in municipal wastewater....

Jenny Murphy and Close up of barnacle

Not Settling for Science

Nov 19, 2020

In late August Professor Jenny Murphy found herself doing a task students in her marine biology lab usually take on. She built and deployed six "settling plates," attached them to a rope, and suspended them from the floating dock next to The Cub....

Dave Ullman pictured

Oceanography Researchers at Martha's Vineyard Observatory

Jan 23, 2020

Cal Maritime's Oceanography degree program launches this fall, but the study of Oceanography and Marine Science at Cal Maritime dates back more than two decades. And researchers from Cal Maritime are already taking part in important work....