Hello!If someone chooses Humanities courses does he have to do math, physics, or biology? How much should I expect? (I would like to attend the International Affairs Major). Can someone do two Majors? which languages can be studied at West Point? Thank you for taking the time to answer
This question is actually right up my alley - I am currently double majoring in Russian and International Affairs here at USMA (just declared about two weeks ago).
To answer your first question, yes, all cadets are required to do some level of math and basic sciences, because all USMA cadets will graduate with a bachelor of science degree. This means that all cadets are required to take pre-calculus, calculus, statistics, economics, computer science, chemistry, and physics, at the very minimum. If you are looking at being a humanities major, that is about what you should expect. In addition to that, you will also have to take an engineering track (usually 3-5 courses, depending on the track), and those courses are engineering-based, and therefore STEM courses.
To answer the last two questions in a two-in-one, yes, cadets can double major! It’s most common in the humanities - International Affairs and Languages are very common, because there’s a lot of course overlap, but loads of majors allow for a double major. There are also plenty of minors available here at West Point if a double major isn’t right for you, but you are interested in another course of study. The languages offered here to major in are as follows: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
I hope this answers all of your questions!