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We Build Cross-Cultural Leaders!

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Complementary Support Clusters for Sociology Majors

One of the Most Flexible Majors at USMA  
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LTC Remi Hajjar

Dr. Morten Ender

​​CPT Jacob Absalon

​CPT Jessica Dawson

PL393: Criminology PL363: Qualitative Research Methods PL384:  Sociological Theory
PL482: Armed Forces in Society
PL488D: Sociology of Military Films LD700: Organization, Culture and Socialization​
Why Major in Sociology?
The Sociology Program at West Point builds cross-cultural leaders and provides one of the most flexible majors at the Academy!
We study human social behavior in small groups, organizations, and entire societies.  These are merely a few questions that sociology majors study in-depth:
What makes groups unite? 
What social processes bring groups and societies together, and also cause clashes? 
What do leaders need to know about people and groups to effectively lead in the Twenty-First Century?
We study culture, crime and deviance, the family, morality, organizational systems, the military, leadership, sociological theory, movies, social media, social inequality, and many other topics.
The Sociology Program contributes to the Academic Program Goals and helps develop leaders of character.  Here are some ways the Sociology Program contributes to West Point's goals and mission:
  • Build dynamic leaders
  • Cultivate cross-cultural competence
  • Develop a social-historical perspective
  • Understand human behavior by conducting research
  • Foster effective communication skills
  • Develop strong social-moral awareness and foundations
  • Become life-long learners
  • Value creative and critical thinking
Studying sociology at USMA develops effective leaders and informed citizens of character.
Cadets in Action
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CDT Dehaven '17 on AIAD with LAPD
Los Angeles, CA

CDT Atkins '17 on AIAD with DEOMI, FL
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Cadets in PL393 Criminology visit Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York Introduction to Sociology visited Palisades Mall to conduct ethnographic research.
 Core Courses
Depth of Discipline Electives
PL361: Social Research Methods
PL498: Advanced Behavioral Sciences
PL497: Seminar in Behavioral Sciences
PL383: Social Psychology
SS381: Cultural Anthropology
Complementary Support Course Clusters
Cadets will select one CSC group and take three courses in that cluster. The Red Book contains specific course  requirements.
Sociology of Networks and Cyber Sociology of Organizational Leadership & Management​
Sociology of Culture
Historical Sociology
Environmental Sociology
Sociology and Mathematics
Sociology of Law
Sociology of Excercise & Sport​
Sociology of the Military
Sociology of Race & Ethnicity​
Sociology of Politics and Government
Sociology of Race & Ethnicity​
Sociology of Sex/Gender
Sociology of Art & Film Sociology of Peace & Conflict
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