Terrorism Studies Minor Terrorism Studies Minor The terrorism studies minor is designed to provide cadets with the intellectual, conceptual, analytical, and theoretical tools to understand the nature, implications, root causes, and complex challenges posed by terrorism in the 21st century, and the multifaceted issues associated with counterterrorism policy. Breadcrumb terrorism studies 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 Housed within the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, the Terrorism Studies minor leverages the robust expertise and experiences of the Counter Terrorism Center and the department’s permanent and rotating faculty members. The minor is based on two pillars: academic and professional development. These interrelated components are designed to offer cadets a world-class education in the different facets of terrorism and political violence and the ways governments respond to these challenges, while creating a community of young counterterrorism professionals in the process. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Social Sciences. Podcast: West Point cadets on why they chose to major in Social Sciences Required Courses SS465 TERRORISM: NEW CHALLENGES SS466 COMBATING TERRORISM Sample Electives CY450 CYBER SECURITY ENGINEERING DS370 STRATEGY AND POLICY EV487 ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY HI381 HISTORY OF IRREGULAR WARFARE LW474 LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT MA394 FUNDAMENTALS/NETWORK SCIENCE NE450 NUCLEAR WEAPONS EFFECTS PL482 ARMED FORCES AND SOCIETY SS473 AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY SS476 CONFLICT AND NEGOTIATION XH467 WINNING THE PEACE HI345 MODERN AFRICA HI383 MIDDLE EASTERN WARFARE LA483 ARAB CIVILIZATION I HI346 MODERN SOUTH ASIA HI347 ASIAN WARFARE AND POLITICS LC483 CHINESE CIVILIZATION I EV373 GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA HI348 MODERN LATIN AMERICA HI361 MEDIEVAL EUROPE HI364 MODERN WESTERN EUROPE HI367 IMPERIAL AND SOVIET RUSSIA To learn more, view the full Terrorism Studies Minor Curriculum. Cadets in this minor receive invitations to attend events with West Point Counterterrorism Center faculty featuring counterterrorism experts and senior-level leaders, the opportunity to attend a two-day visit to Washington D.C. to meet with government agencies involved in counter terrorism efforts, the chance to go to New York City to visit to 9/11 Museum and various New York City law enforcement agencies, the option to observe a crisis simulation exercise at the Fire Department of new York’s operations center, as well as the opportunity to attend relevant 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 Social Sciences or the Combating Terrorism Center.