The Department of Sciences and Mathematics offers several courses in oceanography as well as opportunities for student to conduct ocean science research. For students with a deeper interest in marine science or thinking about pursuing a marine science career, the department offers a 15 unit Marine Science Minor. Students fulfill course requirements from the list of courses below and MUST complete MSC 380: Directed Research. 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
The Marine Science minor is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career working on research vessels, continuing their studies in marine sciences, or who are otherwise interested in marine sciences.
In addition to the general requirements for earning a minor at Cal Maritime, and to receive a transcript notation of having completed the specific requirements for a minor in Marine Science, the student will have completed at least 15 units from the following curriculum:
All students must complete the following course:
MSC 380. Directed Research 3 units
MSC 380 is a culminating project or term paper usually completed during the student's senior year but it may be completed earlier.
Plus at least 9 units of the following oceanography courses:
MSC 100. Intro to Oceanography I: Geology and Chemistry 3 units
MSC 105. Intro to Oceanography II: Biology and Physics 3 units
MSC 200. Oceanographic Instruments and Analysis2 units
MSC 200L. Oceanographic Instruments and Analysis Lab 1 unit
MSC 205. Marine Biology 3 units
MSC 205L. Marine Biology Laboratory 1 unit
Additional courses from the following may be used to make a total of at least 15 units for the minor:
GMA 105. Ocean Politics 3 units (not for Global Studies majors)
NAU 330. Meteorology 3 units (not for Marine Transportation majors)