COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. An initial plan to return to campus in the fall 2020 semester is now available.

Coast Guard Partnership

Interested in becoming a military officer?

Apply for the Coast Guard program today.

U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting Office Baltimore

40 West Plaza
6499 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228

Visit us online

Expand Your Horizons

Bowie State University has partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard to provide BSU students and graduates with expanded access to scholarships, academic options and research opportunities.

The partnership will enhance the Coast Guard’s outreach and engagement efforts with Bowie State, including support for faculty-student research related Coast Guard expertise, as well as enhance recruitment efforts of students and alumni for civilian and military officer jobs.

College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative

CSPI is a program designed for motivated individuals who demonstrate a high caliber of academic and leadership excellence and who desire to serve their country in the United States Coast Guard.

Hear from BSU students and graduates who participated in this program.


· Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior to apply with a 2.5 GPA or higher

Pay and Benefits

· A monthly salary of approximately $3,600 while a student
· Fully paid tuition and fees for up to two years
· Money for textbooks
· A career straight out of college
· A starting salary of approximately $60,000 upon graduation and completion of Officers Candidate School