United States Coast Guard Academy

Founded in 1876, the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is a military academy situated on the banks of the Thames River in New London, Connecticut. It is one of the most selective colleges in America, offering a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program.

United States Coast Guard Academy has five academic departments: Engineering, Humanities, Management, Mathematics, Science. Academy graduates select from the following majors: Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Government; Management; Marine and Environmental Science; Operations Research and Computer Analysis.

The Department of Engineering provides a nationally recognized education which is competitive with the top collegiate engineering programs across the nation. The four engineering majors: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Humanities Department has three sections: English, Law, and Government/History/Ethics/Foreign Language. The Department of Management provides a high quality undergraduate education in Management and is accredited by the prestigious AACSB International. Core courses offered by the Department of Mathematics include Introduction to Calculus, Probability, Statistics, etc. The Science Department consists of three sections: Chemistry, Marine Science, Physics.

In 1940, the Academy was accredited by the Association of American Universities.


- United States Coast Guard Academy is rated 2nd among the Tier 1 Baccalaureate Colleges in the North (US News & World Report Best Colleges 2010).

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