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Facts About Cal Maritime

Campus Profile

The California Maritime Academy is a unique campus of the California State University preparing students for successful careers in the fast-paced and exciting fields of international business &logistics, marine engineering technology, global studies & maritime affairs, marine transportation, mechanical engineering, and facilities engineering technology.

Cal Maritime is located on a compact but scenic waterfront campus in Vallejo, 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. With about 1100 students, class sizes are small and students, faculty and staff know each other by name. A key part of the campus experience is the annual training cruise aboard our 500-foot Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR. She serves as a floating classroom/laboratory where classroom concepts in marine transportation, engineering and technology are practiced and applied. School-sponsored, study-abroad trips provide those studying international business, logistics, maritime security and maritime policy with a first-hand exposure to those practices in locations around the world.

The unique Cal Maritime program combines classroom learning with applied technology, leadership development and global awareness. No one else does what we do!

Our graduates have excellent career opportunities on land, in ports, and at sea.

Cal Maritime has the highest job placement rates in the CSU system with starting salaries well above the national average.

Visit Cal Maritime

We offer campus tours throughout the year. The best time to visit is when the ship, students, and faculty are on campus (September to mid April). Call (707) 654-1330 to schedule a visit.

Academic Profile

Cal Maritime combines classroom learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness to provide students an excellent education. Quality, personalized teaching is provided with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1 and average class size of 22.

Cal Maritime has six majors

  • B.S. in Business Administration - International Business and Logistics
  • B.S. in Facilities Engineering Technology
  • B.A. in Global Studies & Maritime Affairs
  • B.S. in Marine Engineering Technology*
  • B.S. in Marine Transportation*
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering*

We also offer a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.

*Major includes a U.S. Coast Guard-issued unlimited license.