CG Honors Track

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by officer, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. officer

    officer Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    0
    How does a cadet get involved with Honors courses in the CGA and what is the benefit with graduating with High Honors? How much more study time (average guess) do they require and what sets them apart from the normal curriculi. Thanks, -officer
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    8,755
    Likes Received:
    1,004
    There are two honors courses that I remember....and they were both freshman year. One was Honors Chemistry....that's what I took, the other was some kind of English course. Those two classes parallel what your classmates will take in non-honors classes, just a little more intense. We tested into those classes over Swab Summer.

    As far as graduating with honors or high honors, that's all about GPA....so do very well, and you may just pull it off (I didn't).
     
  3. officer

    officer Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    0
    Okay, thank you LITS
     
  4. BR2011

    BR2011 USAFA Cadet

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    9
    As far as i know there is only honors english which you test into over swab summer. You also take a math placement test as well as a chemistry validation exam to test out of Chem I/II.

    You have to get a 3.5 to graduate with high honors.
     
  5. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    4,628
    Likes Received:
    5
    The USCGA offers the following to fourth and third-class cadets:

    • special sections of core courses such as the Art of Effective Writing and Honors Literature
    • validation and placement in advanced courses in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics

    Second and first-class cadets may be selected for the Honors Colloquium to compete for:

    • prestigious scholarships such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, etc.
    • international summer internships and travel to academic conferences to present their research

    The USCGA Honors Program also provides its members with the opportunity to participate in the American Service Academies Program (ASAP). This three-week educational initiative was created by the Auschwitz Jewish Center specifically for a select group of cadets and midshipmen from the four U.S. military academies.

    The program accepts students from all fields who exhibit a dedication to extracurricular endeavors, an interest in cultural issues and a strong commitment to community service. Most importantly, those selected must demonstrate exceptional leadership potential and be effective communicators in order to convey what they learned in Poland to their peers at the Academy.

    The Academy also sponsors chapters of several national honor societies including:

    • Alpha Lambda Delta celebrating excellence in the first year of college
    • Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, recognizing outstanding achievement as a Government major
    • Beta Gamma Sigma recognizing high achievement in an undergraduate business program accredited by AACSB International

    In addition, the USCGA offers membership in student chapters of a number of professional societies, including but not limited to:

    • American Society of Civil Engineers, etc.
    • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    • Institute for Operational Research and the Management Sciences

    All info from USCGA - Academics - Honors Program

    :cool:
     

Share This Page