Jun 24, 2024  
CSU Maritime Academy 2023-2024 Catalog 
CSU Maritime Academy 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Schools and Academic Programs

Cal Maritime has three schools:The School of Engineering, School of Letters and Sciences, and the School of Maritime Transportation, Logistics, and Management.

School of Engineering

The mission of the School of Engineering is to provide each student with a world class education and experiential training in engineering and applied technology. The School of Engineering prepares studetns for a lifetime of learning and successful careers in engineering and maritime related fileds while instilling values, vision, and skills to enable them to become future leaders and problem solvers in order to advance the science and technology of the engineering profession.

School of Letters and Science

The mission of the School of Letters and Sciences is to play a formative role in every student’s baccalaureate degree. As the intellecutral foundation of the university, our programs encourage intellectual, professional and ethical growth in each student We seet to cultivate habits of inquiry through collaboration, creativity and discovery in and beyond the classroom. We view environmental stewardship, cultural awareness and political responsiblity as essential to developing the probel-solving skills, scientifc reasoning, and leadership qualities vital to student success in an ever changing, global community.

School of Maritime Transportation, Logistics, and Management

The mission of the School of Maritime Transportation, Logistics, and Management is to instill students with the necessary knowledge, practical skills, judgement and chracter needed to broaden their horizons and become ethical leaders in the global maritime marketplace. Students will learn through a balance of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning and benefit from unique educational platforms and experienced faculty who are recognized experts in their fields.


Cal Maritime offers rigorous academic programs in the areas listed below. The catalog links lead to program descriptions, learning outcomes and courses required for each offerring.

Bachelor of Arts 

Bachelor of Science



Master of Science


  • Cal Maritime offers licensed programs for the Third Mate or Third Assistant Engineer license of the United States Coast Guard. Licenses are issued at graduation upon successfully completing the appropriate baccalaureate degree and passing the United States Coast Guard licensing examination.
  • Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from the Coordinator of the STCW Program, Student Services Building, (707) 654-1297.


  • Engineering students who pass the Fundamentals of Engineering examination receive an Engineer-In-Training Certificate.
  • Students completing ET 342   are eligible to take a written exam for professional certification as EPA Universal Technicians.