What i heard was..

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  1. cisco

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    I heard that when you graduate you get a Degree in Science, someone told me it's Military Science, is this true?
     
  2. debcst

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    All degrees are a B.S. but there is a wide choice of majors-something like 45?

    Maybe the only place around where you can earn a BS in English, history, etc.!
     
  3. bpu

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    Folks, if you can find the Internet to post then try www.usma.edu. Why take 2nd hand information unless 1st hand information is hard to come by.
     
  4. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    Most undergraduates at ANY school graduate with either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) with a particular major. (Though there are other types of bachelor's degrees like a Bachelor of Music or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree)

    For example: one could earn a Bachelor of Arts with major in Middle Eastern Studies but they would not say that they earned a Bachelor of Middle Eastern Studies. That would be incorrect.


    USMA only awards Bachelor of Science degrees. There are 45 different majors to choose from, but each of them will result in a BS. I believe USMA offers a Military Science major, so if one was to major in that, they would earn a Bachelor of Science with a major in Military Science.
     
  5. cisco

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    Ah ok i see. Thanks! :)
     
  6. Just_A_Mom

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    Back in the day - the Academies did not have majors. Everyone was awarded the same degree and major. I can't remember but I think it was the late 80's that majors came about.
    If you are talking to an 'old grad' - then you may be given this information.

    The degree is Bachelor of Science and there are over 40 majors from which to choose.
    While there are all kinds of Bachelor degrees - science, arts, management, engineering, fine arts etc....... they are all Bachelor degrees.
     
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    For what it's worth I know my relatives that graduated in the early seventies and onward were able to choose their major.
     
  8. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    Same story over here, my grandpa graduated in '54 and has a major in Electrical Engineering
     
  9. laxman44

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    West Point did not have a majors program until the class of 1984....before that graduates rec'd a BS, No Major. Basically a Core Cirriculum- everyone took the same basic classes- I was in a transition year and had 8 electives- and we had concentrations....I needed 7 electives to finish a management concentration. No majors in 1954....30 years to early.

    My degree is a BS...no major...concentration in management. Same for every class prior to my class.

    Class of 1981- a class w/o majors
     
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  10. USMA2016

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    Wow really? I've seen his diploma and I distinctly recall seeing the words 'electrical engineering' somewhere on there. But, who knows, I'm probably wrong.
     
  11. DHinNH

    DHinNH USMA 1989

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    Nowhere on my diploma (Class of 1989) is my major indicated -- it is on my transcript.

    In fact, I think that my diploma probably looks pretty much identical to your grandfather's.

    The only people who *really* care about your major are potential graduate schools and future civilian employers. In some cases even they aren't going to care much at all about your major.
     
  12. rustypc

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    I gratuated from West Point in 1978 and we did not have academic majors - everyone received the same degree. The ability to actually have an academic major came in the 80s, I just do not know when.

    Rusty
     

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