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Does my degree matter?
Last Post 20 Jan 2010 02:02 AM by DNeezy. 4 Replies.
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19 Jan 2010 07:22 PM
    I've done research into the Coast Guard and I'm really liking everything I see. Even my family supports this. My eventual goal is to join. And if I ever do retire from the CG, I'd like to work in law enforcement. However, my family is very insistent on an education before I do anything. And I wish to have that education too anyway. I saw that the CG has a program for college students. Does it really matter what degree I have? Will any degree give me a bigger advantage when it goes to being chosen for OCS?
    I'm thinking maybe a criminology degree.
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    19 Jan 2010 08:33 PM
    I can tell you this, I was selected as an alternate for OCS twice with a Sports Management degree and Physical Ed minor. A friend of mine in the class going through now has her degree in General Studies with a minor in Physical Ed. I am also aware of an OCS graduate who went in with the CSPI program earning a Sports Management degree as well. Obviously a SM degree does not really scream out military officer. It's really all about the total package
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    19 Jan 2010 08:41 PM
    Just like dnezzy said, it doesn't really matter what degree you choose. I have asked this same question to others, and officers, they all say that it is the total package as a person. They all say to choose something you enjoy and something you can use in the civilian world regardless if your making cg a career or not because if you enjoy it, you will do better and the ocs board would like to see your high grades rather than lower grades in something military.
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    19 Jan 2010 09:44 PM
    Okay. Thank you. I was just worried because I know that in other branches they are looking for very specific things when it comes to their officers.
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    20 Jan 2010 02:02 AM
    I actually got chosen for Navy OCS as an SWO with those degrees and Marines were more then interested to have me apply with them as well.
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