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College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, ME
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College of the Atlantic is a small liberal arts college in Bar Harbor, on Mount Desert Island, Maine, that its students think of as a “progressive educational experiment that broadens perspective.” The college offers the sole major of “human ecology,” which allows students to design their own... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

105 Eden Street

Admission Office

Bar Harbor, ME 04609

United States

Phone: 207-288-5015

Fax: 207-288-4126


Majors & Special Programs
All Majors: Agriculture, General
Algebra and Number Theory
American Government and Politics (United States)
American History (United States)
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Total Number of Majors: 187
Degrees Offered: Bachelor's
Combined Degree Programs: Not Reported
Joint Engineering Program: n/a
Other Joint Degree Programs: n/a
Special Study Options: Cross Registration
Exchange Student
Liberal Arts Career Combo
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Other Special Study Options:
All COA students are required to complete a term-long senior project - essentially a thesis involving independent research or exploration, or a creative endeavor conducted on their own, under the auspices of a faculty member or outside mentor. All students also must complete an internship. COA offers regular study abroad programs in Mexico, Guatemala, and France. We are members of the EcoLeague - a consortium agreement with five other colleges for student exchanges (Alaska Pacific University, Dickinson College, Green Mountain College, Northland College, Prescott College). And we offer exchange programs with University of Maine at Orono, The New School, SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, and National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
Required Coursework: Arts/fine arts
English (including composition)
Sciences (biological or physical)

Other required coursework:
COA students must complete a term-long senior project or thesis. Human ecology core course required of all entering first-year students with fewer than 9 COA credits. Math and English competency required, or course completion.
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Most Frequent Class Size:
10 - 19
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:
2 - 9

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