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Systems and Decision Sciences
(formerly Systems Design & Management)

Program Overview
Systems and Decision Sciences (SDS)
 
The Systems and Decisions Sciences program reflects the overwhelming need for West Point graduates who are ready to lead multidisciplinary teams. Our leaders will per-form systems thinking, systems design and modeling, and systems decision making to address complex, ill-defined problems characterized by global, political, social, military, economic, and technological challenges. The program trades depth in traditional engineering disciplines for a blended skill set that well arms leaders and managers.
 
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Refer to the 8TAP shown below for a typical course schedule.  If you'd like more information on the SDS program, pleasse contact CPT(P) Jillian Wisniewski (Jillian.Wisniewski@usma.edu) or LTC Jose Ramirez (Jose.Ramirez@usma.edu). 
  
 
Systems and Decision Sciences Coursework (Typical 8TAP) 
 
17-1
17-2
 
18-1
18-2
 
19-1
19-2
MA206
SE370
 
SE301
SE385
 
SE 402
SE403
DFL1
DFL2
 
IT305b
SS307
 
SM484
MX400
EM384
PY201
 
PL300
EM411
 
HI302
LW403
SS202
SS201
 
EM381
Track
Elective 1
 
Track
Elective 2
Track
Elective 3
Science Deptha /
PH205
EV203/
Science Deptha
 
Math Electivec
Complimentary
Spt. Course (CSC) 1
 
Complimentary
Spt. Course (CSC) 2
Complimentary
Spt. Course (CSC) 3
a Choose (only 1) between CH102, CH275, or PH206.
b IT305/IT355 must be taken prior to 18-2.                        
c Choose either SE375 or an upper-level math course (check pre-requisites).
 
Shaded blocks indicate courses that cannot be moved.
 
Major Courses:
EM384
SE301
SE385
SM484
SE402
Track Elective 1
Track Elective 3
Complimentary Support Course 2
SE370
EM381
EM411
Math Elective
SE403
Track Elective 2
Complimentary Support Course 1
Complimentary Support Course 3
 
 
Complementary Support Courses (Choose 3):
 
 
Course #
Course Title
18-1
18-2
19-1
19-2
Choose 1 of 2
SS476
Conflict Analysis/Resolution/Negotiation
 
X
 
X
MG390
Negotiation for Leaders
 
X
 
X
Choose 2 of 6
PL479
Leading Orgs. Through Change
X
X
X
X
SS364
Game Theory4
 
X
 
X
MG395
Fundamentals of Accounting1
 
X
 
X
SS394
Financial Statement Analysis1,4
X
X
X
X
MG472
International Management
 
X
 
X
EP359
Logical Reasoning
 
X
 
X
 
Choose 1 of 9 Elective Tracks and select 3 courses (see next page):
      • Personnel Management
      • Project Management
      • Logistics Management
      • Defense Systems
      • Financial Systems
      • Cyber Security
      • Management Science
      • International Affairs
      • Mathematical Modeling  
Course # Course Title 18-1 18-2 19-1 19-2
Personnel Management Track (Choose 3 of 4)
MG382 Human Resource Management X X X X
MG472 International Management   X   X
PL392 Cognitive Psychology   X   X
PL398 Leadership Theory & Development   X   X
Project Management Track (Choose 3 of 5)
SE302 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering X X X X
EM420 Production Operations Management X   X  
EM481 Systems Simulation X X X X
EV391B Land Use Plan & Management X   X  
LW488 Business Law X X X X
Logistics Management Track (Choose 3 of 4)
EM420 Production Operations Management X   X  
EM481 Systems Simulation X X X X
EM482 Supply Chain Eng. & Information Mgt. X   X  
EV390B Urban Geography   X   X
Defense Systems Track  (Choose 3 of 12)
SE485 Combat Modeling2 X   X  
DS345 Military Innovation X X X X
DS360 Special Ops/Low-Intensity Conflict X X X X
DS385 Sustaining the Force   X   X
DS455 Comparative Military Systems X X X X
SS457 Advanced Studies in Grand Strategy   X   X
DS460 Counterinsurgency Operations X X X X
DS470 Military Strategy X X X X
SS464 Homeland Security X X X X
SS465 Terrorism X X X X
SS481 Defense Policy   X   X
SS483 National Security Seminar X X X X
         
Financial Systems Track (Choose 3 of 7)  
MG380 Marketing   X   X
MG410 Managerial Finance3 X   X  
SS368 Econometrics I4 X X X X
MA476 Mathematical Statistics   X   X
SS385 Comparative Economic Systems X   X  
SS469 Econometrics II5 X   X  
SS494 Principles of Finance6 X X X X
Cyber Security Track (Choose 3 of 4)
IT300 Programming Fundamentals X X X X
IT350 Network Engineering and Management X X X X
IT360 Cyber Operations X X X X
CS482 Cyber Security Engineering X X X X
 
Courses Available to all Tracks
SE489 Advanced Individual Studies in SE X X X X
SE490 Adv. Topics in Sys Eng/Eng Mgmt X X X X
SE491 Rsrch Proj. in Sys Eng/Eng Mgmt X X X X
 
Management Science Track (Choose 3 of 3)
EM420 Production Operations Management X   X  
MG395 Fundamentals of Accounting   X   X
MG380 Marketing   X   X
International Affairs Track (Choose 3 of 32)
EV365 Geography of Global Cultures X X X X
EV371 Geography of Russia     X  
EV372 Geography of Asia   X   X
EV373 Geography of Latin America X   X  
EV375 Geography of Africa X   X  
EV376 Geography of the Middle East   X   X
EV384 Geography of North America X   X  
EV386 Geography of Europe   X   X
EV390B Urban Geography   X   X
EV398 Geog Information Systems X X X X
HI339 The Modern Middle East     X  
HI345 Modern Africa X      
HI346 Modern South Asia   X    
HI347 Asian Warfare and Politics     X  
HI348 Modern Latin America     X  
HI358 Strategy, Policy, & Generalship X   X  
HI372 US Foreign Relations Since 1898 X   X  
HI381 History of Irregular Warfare X   X  
HI398 Society & Culture in American History     X  
HI463 Race, Ethnicity, Nation       X
SS366 Comparative Politics X X X X
SS372 Politics and Government of China X   X  
SS374 Politics & Govt of Koreas & Japan   X   X
SS375 Politics & Govt of Russia & Neighbors   X   X
SS377 Politics and Government of Europe X   X  
SS378 Advanced International Relations Theory X X X X
SS381 Cultural/Politcal Anthropology X   X  
SS383 Politics and Government of Europe   X   X
SS384 Politics & Govt of Latin America   X   X
SS473 American Foreign Policy X X X X
SS485 Politics & Dev. Sub-Saharan Africa   X   X
SS486 International Security Seminar X X X X
Mathematical Modeling Track4 (Choose 3 of 5)  
MA388 Sabermetrics   X   X
MA461 Graph Theory and Networks X   X  
MA462 Combinatorics X   X  
MA464 Applied Algebra w/Cryptology   X   X
MA488 Special Topics in Mathematics X X X X
 
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