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.