DEPARTMENTS

Behavioral Sciences and Leadership
The mission of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership is to educate cadets in the behavioral, organizational, and sociological sciences to prepare them for careers as commissioned leaders of character, to inspire in them the values of Duty, Honor, Country and to provide the developmental opportunities for cadets and faculty that lead to personal and professional excellence during a career of service to our Nation and our Army.
Chemistry and Life Science
The mission of the Department of Chemistry and Life Science is to educate cadets with a firm foundation in the fields of chemistry, life science, and chemical engineering, so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character who can leverage their understanding of science to implement solutions using appropriate problem-solving skills; and to inspire cadets to a career in the United States Army and a lifetime of personal growth and service to the nation.
Civil and Mechanical Engineering
The mission of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering is to educate, develop, and inspire agile and adaptive leaders of character who design and implement innovative solutions and win in complex environments as trusted Army professionals.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is to educate and inspire cadets to be leaders of character, prepared to think critically, innovate and apply engineering and technology expertise as Army Officers.
English and Philosophy
The mission of the Department of English and Philosophy is to develop and mentor cadets primarily through its two vibrant majors and three core courses. In addition to the Academy’s core courses of EN101, EN102, and PY201, the department offers majors in both literature and philosophy. The major in English affords cadets the opportunity to refine skills of analysis and creativity and enrich their imaginative capacities by studying the literary and artistic expressions of both Anglo-American and global cultures. In addition to an emphasis on Ethics and Just War theory, the major in Philosophy encourages cadets to investigate the very nature of human knowledge; the relationship between mind and matter; and fundamental principles of the kind that underlie religion, science, and politics. The department also serves as primary proponent for the future West Point Humanities Center and sponsors ten cadet clubs in the Cadet Humanities Forum.
Foreign Languages
The mission of the Department of Foreign Languages is to educate and train the Corps of Cadets in language acquisition, cultural competence, and regional expertise, so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character who can leverage foreign language learning to bridge cultural chasms and build relationships critical to the Army and to inspire each for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.
Geography and Environmental Engineering
The mission of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering is to enhance the intellectual, character, and military development of all cadets within the context of a core course in physical geography, a three course engineering sequence, four distinct majors, and a diverse offering of elective courses and to support the continued development of faculty and staff.
History
The mission of the Department of History is to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets through the discipline of history so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.
Law
The mission of the Department of Law is to educate and inspire cadets to be leaders of character who are critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, effective communicators and agile decision makers in a rapidly changing and often ambiguous world.
Mathematical Sciences
The mission of the Department of Mathematical Sciences is to educate cadets in mathematics, operations research, applied statistics, and network science, to inspire cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country, and to support the development of cadets and faculty for careers of professional excellence and service to the Nation as officers in the United States Army or leaders in their profession.
Physics and Nuclear Engineering
The mission of the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering is to educate and inspire cadets through physics and nuclear engineering course work, research, and support to the West Point Leader Development System so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country; and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.
Social Sciences
The mission of the Department of Social Sciences is to educate, develop, and inspire Cadets through core courses and academic majors in economics and political science, interdisciplinary minors, and related cadet development activities, and to attract, develop, and employ a faculty that excels in teaching, cadet development, scholarship and outreach, in order to prepare cadets and faculty to serve as leaders of character who make a distinguished contribution to the Army and the Nation.
Systems Engineering
The mission of the Department of Systems Engineering is to educate cadets and develop faculty to lead teams that develop and implement high value solutions to challenging problems in a dynamic, uncertain, and technologically complex world.