Department of Social Sciences


“The engraving on monuments does not mark achievement. Only the engraving on the character and competence of our cadets and our young officers counts towards fulfillment of our mission.”

- George “Abe” Lincoln, Department Head (1954-69)

Jim Cramer visited West Point on 13 November.


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.

Contact Information 

United States Military Academy
West Point, NY 10996
Phone: (845) 938-3554
DSN: 688-3554

Senior Personnel Officer
(For those interested in teaching in SOSH)
(845) 938-3337

Alumni Affairs Administrator
(845) 938-6401

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