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Transfers into Oceanography

 

Summary of Major 
Semester-by-Semester Curriculum

 

"Is there a minimum or maximum number of transfer units required for admission to this major?"

No, students with any number of college transfer units can be admitted. Note that only the first 70 community college semester units (105 quarter units) can be used toward the total needed for graduation. Any remaining community college units can fulfill specific requirments but not add to the total number of units required for graduation.
 

"What is the shortest amount of time it will take to complete this degree after transferring to Cal Maritime?

The time to graduation will depend on the equivalency of courses transferred into Cal Maritime.  However, transfer students should plan to spend at least two years at Cal Maritime completing this degree.

"This is an 'impacted' major. How does that change the admission process?"

There is no grade point average (GPA) that guarantees admission.  Admission is competitive.  The applicants with the strongest applications will be offered the limited number of spaces for new students in the program each fall.

Lower-Division* Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Be in "good standing" (such as not being expelled, on suspension, and on probation) at all colleges you have attended
  • The following two courses, completed with a C- or better, are required:
    • A college-level math course (CSU GE area B4) completed within five years of the intended term of entry.  Pre-calculus is recommended.
    • A college-level English course (CSU GE area A2) 
  • All other CSU eligibility requirements for freshmen regarding high school grades/courses and standardized test scores required for oceanography must be met.  High School grades and test scores will be used for comparison to similar applicants to the same program
  • The overall college GPA will be used for comparison to similar applicants to the same program
  • Applicants are recommended to submit a resume soon after applying that includes the applicant's background connected to leadership and/or related to oceanography 
* Transfer students bringing in fewer than 60 transferable college semester (or 90 quarter) units are considered lower-division transfer students.

Upper-Division* Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Be in "good standing" (such as not being expelled, on suspension, and on probation) at all colleges you have attended
  • These four courses, completed with a C- or better, are required:
    • A college-level math course (CSU GE area B4) completed within five years of the intended term of entry.  Pre-calculus is recommended.
    • A college-level composition English course (CSU GE area A2) 
    • A "Critical Thinking" course (CSU GE area A3) 
    • An "Oral Communication" course (CSU GE area A1) 
  • All other CSU eligibility requirements must be met. The overall college GPA will be used for comparison to similar applicants to the same program.
  • Applicants are recommended to submit a resume soon after applying that includes the applicant's background connected to leadership and/or related to oceanography. 
 

* Transfer students bringing in 60 or more transferable college semester (or 90 quarter) units are considered upper-division transfer students.

"What is the next available entry term?"

Fall 2020 - Application deadline extended until program is filled. Apply as soon as possible.
 

"When can I apply for Fall 2020 and how?"

Apply as soon as possible during the deadline extension. Applications can only be accepted until all spaces in this promam are filled. You may submit your application at www.calstate.edu/apply. There is a $70.00 application fee required when you submit the online application. Official academic transcripts from all colleges attended are also required.

 

"I'm not sure which course at my school satisfies one of the courses listed above.  How can I know?"

If you have a question about a specific course that you have already taken or are considering taking, just send us an e-mail to admission@csum.edu with the course name and title.  We can look it up for you and give you an evaluation. You can also ask something like "is it course A, B, or C that satisfies your requirement?"

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The Fall, 2020 Application Deadline Has Been Extended for

 - B.S. in Business Administration: International Business and Logistics
 - B.A. in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs
 - B.S. in Oceanography

Apply as soon as possible at www.calstate.edu/apply

For all other degree programs, see the individual notes below

-  B.S. in Facilities Engineering Technology (Contact Admission Office for Fall 2020)
-  B.S. in Marine Transportation (Next entry term is Fall 2021)
-  B.S. in Marine Engineering Technology (Contact Admission Office for Fall 2020)
 - B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - General Option (Next entry term is Fall 2021)
​ - B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - U.S. Coast Guard License Option (Next entry term is Fall 2021)

Admission Office Hours

Note that the staff is working from home answering calls and emails during April,
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

admission@csum.edu  
To be forwarded to staff home numbers, call 707-654-1330 and select the proper number when prompted

FAX: (707) 654-1336 (operational 24/7)

Cal Maritime, Admissions Office
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590

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Last updated: 6/1/20