Systems & Decision Sciences Major

Systems & Decision Sciences Major

Systems & Decision Sciences

Major

The systems and decision sciences major centers on the design, management, and decision analysis of tangible and abstract systems in accordance with performance requirements, budget, and schedules. The program combines elements of traditional engineering, systems engineering, finance, decision analysis, and organizational management into a single major.

Cadets who major in systems and decision sciences will learn the methods, processes, and tools needed to understand and conduct meaningful decision analysis in support of complex systems. This major will produce graduates with technical management skills and engineering depth to prepare them for future academic and professional opportunities in a world increasingly dominated by technological change. The systems & decision science program is ABET accredited. This major offers an honors track. 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Systems Engineering.

Required Courses

EM381 ENGINEERING ECONOMY

EM384 ANYL METH FOR ENGR MANAGEMENT 

EM411 PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SE301 FNDTN ENGIN DSGN & SYS MGMT

SE370 COMPUTER AIDED SYSTEMS ENG

SE385 DECISION ANALYSIS

SM484 SYSTEM DYNAMICS SIMULATION

 

Sample Electives

MA391 MATHEMATICAL MODELING 

MA394 FUNDAMENTALS/NETWORK SCIENCE 

MA462 COMBINATORICS 

MA464 APPLIED ALGEBRA W/ CRYPTOLOGY 

SE375 STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS

MG382 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 

PL392 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 

PL398 LEADERSHIP THEORY & DEVEL

EM420 PRODUCTION OPERATIONS MGMT 

EM481 SYSTEMS SIMULATION 

EV391A LAND USE PLAN & MGT

EM420 PRODUCTION OPERATIONS MGMT 

EM481 SYSTEMS SIMULATION

DS345 MILITARY INNOVATION  

DS360 SP OPNS/LOW-INTENSITY CONFLICT

DS370 STRATEGY AND POLICY

MA476 MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS 

MG380 MARKETING  

MG410 MANAGERIAL FINANCE

CY450 CYBER SECURITY ENGINEERING 

CY460 CYBER POLICY, STRATEGY, & OPNS

MG380 MARKETING  

MG395 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING

HI358 STRATEGY, POLICY & GENERALSHIP 

HI372 US FGN RELATIONS SINCE 1898  

HI381 HISTORY OF IRREGULAR WARFARE

SS378 ADV INTL RELATIONS THEORY  

SS381 CULTURAL/POLIT ANTHROPOLOGY

MA461 GRAPH THEORY AND NETWORKS 

MA462 COMBINATORICS

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Systems and Decision Sciences Major Curriculum.

Cadets in this majors can apply to participate in a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience. Past experiences have included work with The Army Science Board, the Environmental Protection Agency, Raytheon, Boeing, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Research and Analysis Command (TRAC), and NATO. These opportunities allow cadets to travel around the world to place like France, Australia, Nicaragua, Germany, Honduras, Washington, D.C., Monterey, C.A., and Maui, H.I. Cadets can also join the Systems Engineering Club.

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Systems Engineering, the System Design and Analysis Center or the Operations Research Center.