Cal Maritime students are united in the pursuit of careers related to the ocean. Students currently have the opportunity to earn a minor in Marine Science (15 credit hours).
The Marine Science Minor is designed for students interested in pursuing a career working on research vessels, continuing their studies in marine sciences, or just have an interest in marine sciences. To complete the Minor, a student must complete 15 units of approved Marine Science courses, including MSC 390 Independent Study. The MSC 390 Independent Study is a culminating project or term paper usually completed during the student's senior year. Students who complete the Marine Science Minor will receive a certificate of completion and a notation on their official transcript indicating the completion of the Minor.