Welcome to the Marine Science Program at Cal Maritime. Students from all majors may choose to complete coursework in marine science, including oceanography and marine biology. The marine science curriculum has been designed to provide students with a strong theoretical foundation combined with hands on skills necessary to launch a career in marine sciences. The goal of the marine science program is to promote "ocean literacy" throughout the Cal Maritime community.
|Our courses emphasize applications to contemporary challenges to the management of marine resources.|
"The experience I had, and will continue to have, working with the Golden Bear Facility is an opportunity I couldn't have gotten at any other university. It's been an opportunity to work alongside researchers and scientists who are working to create equipment tested to U.S. coast guard regulations and to learn from some of the best in the industry."
– Hannah Foster '15
"The opportunities provided by Cal Maritime – access to research facilities, unique extracurricular activities, and the ability to specialize in marine science – are what made all the difference. You can get an engineering degree anywhere, but Cal Maritime was the only place that could have set me up for where I am now."
– Kevin Reinhardt '14
"I am helping a local high school right curriculum on the cultivation of products from aquaculture and aquaponics. I would attribute topics from the Cal Maritime Marine Science curriculum to my ability and inspiration to undertake these projects during my Peace Corps service in Guatemala."
– Kellan Parrish '13