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Cyber Systems Curriculum

The curriculum for the Cyber Systems major is based on the Coast Guard’s commitment to develop a workforce capable of meeting the most complex technical challenges in the cyber domain.

In the Coast Guard, cyber is a multidisciplinary, operational pursuit. The curriculum therefore delivers a strong technical cyber computing foundation. It is enriched beyond the Academy’s broad core curriculum, in engineering, management, mathematics, and the humanities – taught through a cyber systems lens.

Fourth Class Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester

  • Introduction to Computing
  • College Composition
  • Calculus I
  • Principles of Fitness and Wellness I
  • Swimming
  • Chemistry I
  • Fundamentals of Navigation

Spring Semester

  • History of the USCG
  • American Government
  • Engineering Mechanics - Statics
  • Cultural Perspectives
  • Calculus II
  • Personal Defense I
  • Principles of Fitness and Wellness II
  • Physics I

Third Class Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester

  • Fundamentals of Information Security
  • Transition to Object Oriented Programming
  • Physics II
  • Ships and Maritime Systems
  • Applications in Navigation Lab
  • Introduction to Moral and Ethical Philosophy
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Lifetime Sports I: Racquetball
  • Lifetime Sports II: Golf

Spring Semester

  • Computer and Communications Networks
  • Digital Circuits and Computer Systems
  • Introduction to Cryptography
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Cyber Policy, Compliance, and Ethics
  • Macroeconomic Principles
  • Professional Rescuer

Second Class Year (Junior)

Fall Semester

  • Computer and Network Security
  • Operating Systems
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Probability and Statistics
  • **Free Elective

Spring Semester

  • Software Engineering
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Introduction to Technology in Organizations
  • Personal Defense II
  • Lifetime Sports III: Tennis
  • Maritime Watch Officer
  • *Major Area Elective

First Class Year (Senior)

Fall Semester

  • Capstone Project in Cyber Systems I
  • Military Justice and Op Law
  • Selected Topics for the 100 Ton Master
  • Physical Education
  • *Major Area Elective
  • **Free Elective

Spring Semester

  • Capstone Project in Cyber Systems  II
  • Intelligence and Cyber Operations
  • Global Studies
  • Atmospheric and Marine Sciences
  • Selected Topics for the 100 Ton Master Lab
  • Physical Education
  • *Major Area Elective
  • **Free Elective