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EE Curriculum

Electrical Engineering Curriculum

In addition to the core curriculum, which all EE students take, cadets take two elective courses of their choosing.

FOURTH CLASS YEAR (Freshman)

Fall Semester

  • College Composition
  • American Government
  • Calculus I
  • Principles of Fitness and Wellness I
  • Swimming
  • Chemistry I
  • Fundamentals of Navigation

Spring Semester

  • History of the USCG
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Engineering Mechanics – Statics
  • Cultural Perspectives
  • Calculus II
  • Personal Defense I
  • Principles of Fitness and Wellness II
  • Physics I

THIRD CLASS YEAR (Sophomore)

Fall Semester

  • Analytical Methods in Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering I
  • Transition to Object Oriented Programming
  • Professional Rescuer
  • Physics II
  • Applications in Navigation Lab
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Spring Semester

  • Signals, Systems and Transforms
  • Digital Circuits and Computer Systems
  • Computer Communications and Networks
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Lifetime Sports I: Racquetball
  • Lifetime Sports II: Golf
  • Ships and Maritime Systems

SECOND CLASS YEAR (Junior)

Fall Semester

  • Linear Circuits
  • Ethics
  • Probability Theory
  • Essentials of Economics
  • Major Area Elective
  • *Free Elective

Spring Semester

  • Digital Signal Process
  • Automatic Control Systems
  • Personal Defense II
  • Lifetime Sports III: Tennis
  • Maritime Watch Officer
  • Engineering Elective
  • *Math/Science Elective

FIRST CLASS YEAR (Senior)

Fall Semester

  • Communication Systems
  • Capstone Project/Electrical Engineering I
  • Law
  • Physical Education
  • *Major Area Elective
  • Physical Education
  • *Free Elective

Spring Semester

  • Capstone Project: Electrical Engineering II
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Global Studies
  • Atmospheric and Marine Sciences
  • Selected Topics for the 100 Ton Master
  • Selected Topics for the 100 Ton Master Lab
  • Physical Education
  • *Engineering Elective

Sponsor Family Application

Thank you for submitting your application to be part of the Sponsor Family Program. Your application will be processed in the upcoming week. Coast Guard Academy’s policy on background screening now requires all adults (everyone 18 and older living in the home) who volunteer to mentor, teach, coach or sponsor cadets, whether on or off Coast Guard Academy grounds, to be screened every 5 years. They are required to provide personal information (name, birth date and social security number) for the purpose of conducting a criminal background check.

The Security Officer at the Coast Guard Academy, CWO2 Gina Polkowski, is overseeing this process. Her email is: Gina.M.Polkowski@uscg.mil.

Sponsor Family designations fall into several different categories. Below are the guidelines to help you determine how best to meet the background screening requirement:

  1. If you are Coast Guard active duty you do not need to apply for an additional Background Check. You will be vetted through the Coast Guard system by CWO2 Polkowski.
  2. If you are a Civilian working for the Coast Guard you do not need to apply for an additional Background Check. You will be vetted through the Coast Guard system by CWO2 Polkowski.
  3. If you are non-Coast Guard Active Duty, you are required to provide proof of your current security clearance or National Agency Check that is to be emailed by your Command Security Officer (CSO)/ Security Office to CWO2 Polkowski at  Gina.M.Polkowski@uscg.mil.
  4. If you are non-Coast Guard civilian who has a current security clearance or National Agency check, you are required to provide proof of your current security clearance or National Agency Check that is to be emailed by your Command Security Officer (CSO)/ Security Office to CWO2 Polkowski at  Gina.M.Polkowski@uscg.mil.
  5. All civilians in the families who are 18 years or older and do not have a security clearance or a National Agency Check are required to be vetted through Mind Your Business, the third party vendor hired by the Coast Guard Academy for the vetting process.

After you complete your application, please e-mail the Sponsor Family Program Coordinator at CadetFamilySponsorProgram@uscga.edu. In your e-mail, you must include the e-mail address and phone number of every adult living in the home. The Sponsor Family Coordinator will then initiate the background check process and you will receive an email with further instructions.

Important things to note:

There is a Sponsor Family Training that is a one-hour training which we ask sponsors to attend once every four years. This training is designed to give you an overview of the program, what is expected of you as a sponsor, and what you can expect from your cadets. This training will also help familiarize you with the cadet regulations onboard CGA. You will be notified via e-mail once the training is scheduled.

The matching process of swabs to families will occur during July and August. Please bear with us and remain flexible through this process. There will be a meet and greet scheduled on Campus, typically in late August. This will give families an opportunity to formally meet their cadet if they have not already done so. Details on this will also be via email.

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