Cal Maritime – The College Destination for Sea Scouts

There is a college that can take what you love about Sea Scouting and turn it into a career. If you love vessel operations, life on or near the water, and the structure and focus of sea scouting, you should consider attending Cal Maritime.

California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University system located on a scenic waterfront campus in Vallejo, California. Serving over 1,100 students, we are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States — and the only one on the West Coast.

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 by actually running the ship during 60-day journeys. 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. An incredible 94% of the students are hired within two months of graduating. Cal Maritime alumni have incredible careers all over the world – on land, in ports, and at sea.

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