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U.S. Coast Guard Academy - 2016

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The Coast Guard Academy is a military academy located in a small port city setting. Students have responsibilities throughout the year including two full academic semesters and a summer training program. The school offers accredited degrees in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. Other academic departments include Humanities, Mathematics, Economics & Management, and Science. All graduates complete a full four year program at the Academy. Graduates earn a BS degree and a commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard. Major area course work for engineering students commences in the sophomore year, culminating in a senior capstone design project. The academic program also includes standard college level humanities, social science, science, and mathematics core courses. Professional development courses such as navigation and leadership provide additional special skills required of a Coast Guard Officer.