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What's New
Important dates and events: (See also current semester calendar.)
  • Mon, 24 Mar @ 0700: Summer School voluntary registration opens. See our Summer School Information Page for links to schedules, FAQs and more.
  • The Final Exam Schedule is now posted. All midshipmen and faculty members are urged to review the AcDeanNote on final examinations and exceptions.
The Start of Semester Items Notice and the Academic Advising, Registration and Preregistration Notice for Spring 2014 should each be read in their entirety by all faculty and midshipmen.

About the Academic Program

To prepare midshipmen as Naval officers, the Naval Academy’s curriculum blends professional subjects with required and elective courses similar to those offered at leading civilian colleges. Our curriculum has three basic elements:

  • Core requirements in engineering, natural sciences, the humanities and social sciences, to assure that graduates are able to think critically, solve increasingly technical problems in a dynamic, global environment, and express conclusions clearly.
  • Core academic courses and practical training to teach the leadership and professional skills required of Navy and Marine Corps officers.
  • An academic major that permits a midshipman to explore a discipline in some depth and prepare for graduate level work.
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