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Cal Maritime: Academics

Academic Calendar

Semester/term begin dates:in early September and early January.
Calendar system:semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held:Orientation for new students held in August.
Number and length of summer sessions:Two summer training cruises of two months each.

Academic Experience

Majors with the highest enrollment:marine transportation, mechanical engineering, business administration
Majors with the lowest enrollment:marine engineering technology,facilities engineering technology
Average freshman GPA:2.6 on a 4.0 scale
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year:82%
Student:Faculty ratio:15:1
Total faculty:68 men, 22 women,90 total
Full-time faculty:51 men, 13 women, 64 total
Part-time faculty:17 men, 9 women, 26 total
Graduation rate:54% within six years

Required undergraduate Curriculum

General education/core curriculum is required:no
Minor requirements:not required for graduation
Physical education is required:no
There are religious requirements for graduation:no
Minimum GPA required to graduate:2.0

Programs Offered

Graduate studies homepage:
Special programs offered:double majors, honors program, internships
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered:Minors offered in business administration, engineering operations, engineering technology science, global studies/maritime affairs, law, and marine science.
Cooperative programs are offered:yes
Cooperative education programs:business, engineering, technologies
Graduate schools/programs are offered:yes
Domestic off-campus semester-away programs:60-day summer training cruise.
Study abroad opportunities:Study abroad in China, France, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Army ROTC:not offered
Navy ROTC:offered off-campus at U of California--Berkeley.
Air Force ROTC:offered off-campus at U of California--Berkeley.

List of Majors

Bachelor's Degrees:
  • Business Administration/International Business
  • Facilities Engineering Technology
  • Global Studies
  • Marine Engineering Technology
  • Marine Transportation
  • Maritime Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering