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School of Science, Mathematics and the Humanities

The School of Science, Mathematics, and the Humanities (SSMH) explores human society, its relationship to the natural environment, and variation in world views that shape science, math, policy, and governance. SSMH supports several interdisciplinary pursuits important to the U.S. Coast Guard and the nation through:

  • The Emergency Management Initiative
  • The Environmental Working Group
  • Geospatial Intelligence certification
  • Micro-satellite tracking

Majors and Programs


  • Chemical and Environmental Sciences
  • Culture and Languages
  • Government
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Service to the Fleet

SSMH contributions extend beyond cadet education, to direct and indirect support of U.S. Coast Guard operations. Cadets and faculty work together and form partnerships with other federal agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations to advance knowledge and solve problems. As a source of intellectual capital, contributions range widely:
  • Scientific research on physical oceanography, marine biology, climate change, the environment, and the application of global information system (GIS) technology
  • Legal expertise and jurisprudential training in maritime law enforcement
  • Solving complex problems involving threats to coastal regions, marine resources, energy supply and consumption, maritime crime and violence
  • Intelligence and GEO-intelligence programs that provide human and technical assets
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to improve Coast Guard operations
  • Foreign language qualifications
Tiffany Smythe“Wind-turbines at sea bring opportunity and challenge. With Coast Guard Sectors New York and SE New England, my cadets and research teams work with commercial fishermen, coastal governance bodies, state officials and Coast Guard policy makers to model and assess the impact of offshore wind farms. Our work will shape the maritime future of this region.”

Professor Tiffany Smythe,

Government Department

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Contact Information

School of Science, Mathematics, and the Humanities
Dr. Richard Zuczek
(860) 444-8359
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