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Our Six Undergraduate Majors

Business Administration /
International Business and Logistics (BS)

Facilities Engineering Technology (BS)

Global Studies and Maritime Affairs (BA)

Marine Engineering Technology (BS)

Marine Transportation (BS)

Mechanical Engineering (BS)

 

Business Administration / International Business and Logistics

  • Bachelor of Science degree; 120 semester units
  • Preparation for careers in international maritime business and global logistics
  • Theoretical foundation of knowledge and practical level of experiential learning
  • One multi-week, study-abroad experience and one co-op
  • Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), http://www.iacbe.org
  • A wide variety of land and sea-based career options
  • Class of 2013:  Percent hired in their field within three months of graduation - 94%, Average starting salary - $44,000 
  • This Degree's List of Courses Required for Graduation(sample for prospective students)

The Business Administration major, with its emphasis in International Business and Logistics, is an interdisciplinary degree that will provide opportunities for you to gain essential skills in various aspects of international business, logistics, and supply chain management.  The major combines real-world training, including co-op educational experiences, study-abroad opportunities, and one multi-week, study-abroad experience, with a solid foundation of international business and logistics courses. This degree also gives you the prerequisites for an MBA program.  Read more about this major and its academic department by clicking here.

 

Facilities Engineering Technology

  • Bachelor of Science degree; 153 semester units
  • Preparation for careers designing, operating and maintaining land-based physical plants, power generation, and engineering systems.
  • Practical experience, including simulators, coupled with theoretical background
  • One training cruise and two co-ops
  • Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
  • Class of 2010:  Percent hired in their field within three months of graduation - 90%, Average starting salary - $73,000
  • A wide variety of land-based career options. See a list of recent employers hiring Cal Maritime graduates
  • This Degree's List of Courses Required for Graduation (sample for prospective students
Engineering technology coursework, simulators, and co-ops prepare you to work in the operation and maintenance of engineering systems such as those found in power generation plants, universities, hospitals, stadiums, and high-tech manufacturing facilities. In addition to your bachelor's degree, you will earn your Certified Plant Engineer-in-Training certificate, preparing you to become a facility engineer in shoreside industries. Read more about this major and its academic department by clicking here
 
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
 
 

Global Studies and Maritime Affairs

  • Bachelor of Arts degree; 120 semester units
  • Preparation for careers in maritime security (port security, vessel piracy, and maritime terrorism), maritime trade and economics, maritime environmental policy, and maritime law.  See examples of firms and agencies recently hiring Cal Maritime graduates.
  • Internationally focused coursework, internships, and study abroad opportunities
  • One multi-week, study-abroad experience and one co-op
  • Class of 2010:  Percent hired in their field within three months of graduation - 91%, Average starting salary - $39,000
  • This Degree's List of Courses Required for Graduation (sample for prospective students)

Global Studies and Maritime Affairs combines a rigorous foundation in international relations and the social sciences with an emphasis in maritime and environmental policy. A combination of coursework, internships, and study abroad opportunities prepares you to be a leader and decision-maker for global maritime policy agencies, organizations, and corporations. Additionally, the curriculum focus will provide rigorous preparation for further study at the graduate level in transportation, environmental policy, and law. Read more about this major and its academic department by clicking here

 

Marine Engineering Technology

  • Bachelor of Science degree; 161 semester units
  • U.S. Coast Guard license – Third Assistant Engineer
  • Preparation for operating and maintaining engineering systems on a ship as a licensed engineering officer
  • Practical experience, including simulators, coupled with math and science coursework
  • Three training cruises
  • May participate in U.S. Navy or U.S. Coast Guard programs leading to a reserve officer's commission
  • Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
  • A wide variety of sea-based or shoreside career options. See a list of recent employers hiring Cal Maritime graduates.
  • Class of 2010:  Percent hired in their field within three months of graduation - 91%, Average starting salary - $71,000
  • This Degree's List of Courses Required for Graduation (sample for prospective students)
The Marine Engineering Technology (MET) major prepares you to work as a licensed Third Assistant Engineer on U.S. ships on any ocean regardless of tonnage, horsepower, and size. Three training cruises, engineering coursework, and lots of hands-on learning give you the theory and decision-making skills needed to design, operate, and maintain the physical plant of a ship. Read more about this major and its academic department by clicking here
 
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

 

 

Marine Transportation

The Marine Transportation (MT) major provides you with a broad understanding of the maritime industry, as well as navigation and ship-handling skills. Coursework and three training cruises prepare you to be a mate on a large ship, tug, or ferry, or to work in a variety of shoreside positions such as port and terminal management, stevedoring or marine sales. In addition to your bachelor's degree, you will earn a license from the U.S. Coast Guard as a Third Mate. This license allows you to sail on U.S. ships on any ocean, regardless of tonnage, horsepower, and size. Read more about this major and its academic department by clicking here
 
 

Mechanical Engineering

Math and science-intensive coursework and hands-on experiences give you the skills you need to work in a variety of positions in the research, design, development, and evaluation of engineering systems. In addition to your bachelor's degree, you may choose between a U.S. Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer license and the optional Power Generation minor. This major also gives you the prerequisites for a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. Read more about this major and its academic department by clicking here
 
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET