Network Science Minor Network Science Minor Cadets who minor in network science will graduate with an enriched understanding of the interrelationships and influences that drive formation and evolution of systems -- social systems like organizations, physical systems like the contemporary communications infrastructure, and natural systems like ecological webs. Breadcrumb network science minor Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment The network science minor is inherently interdisciplinary and combines aspects of mathematics with theories drawn from the social and behavioral sciences and tools created by computer scientists. This interdisciplinary focus will prepare cadets to navigate the complex and diverse problems they will face as officers – problems which no single discipline can solve in isolation and which require rigorous analytical problem solving. Cadets will learn to formalize and measure several different aspects of an individual’s importance to a system, as well as to formalize and measure various characteristics of the system itself, such as size, sensitivity to change, and topology, (shape and pattern of connectivity). The program emphasizes the application of network science to real world problems that exist among academic disciplines as diverse as sociology, economics, biology, policy, electrical engineering, international relations, organizational theory, and computer science. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Required Courses MA394 FUNDAMENTALS/NETWORK SCIENCE Sample Electives CS385 DESIGN & ANALYS-ALGORITHMS CY350 NETWORK ENGR & MGT MA371 LINEAR ALGEBRA MA372 INTRODUCTION TO DISCRETE MATH CH375 ADVANCED BIOLOGY CH385 INTRODUCTION TO CELL BIOLOGY CH387 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY CH388 GENETICS CS384 DATA STRUCTURES CE350 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING CE490 TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING CH399 TOPICS IN CHEM/LS/CHMENG CH479 METHODS & APPS OF BIOTECH CS484 COMPUTER NETWORKS To learn more, view the full Network Science Minor Curriculum. Cadets in this minor will have the opportunity to conduct research with the Network Science Center or to apply for a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience. To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Mathematical Sciences or the Network Science Center.