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What's New
Important dates and events: (See also current semester calendar.)
  • Mon, 17 Nov: Registration Opens for 1/C. Following are the detailed Registration dates for each class:
    • Class: Registration Opens – Registration Closes
    • 2015: 1000 Mon 17 Nov - 0800 Thu 20 Nov
    • 2016: 1000 Thu 20 Nov - 0800 Tue 25 Nov
    • 2017: 1000 Tue 25 Nov - 0800 Tue 02 Dec
    • 2018: 1000 Tue 02 Dec - 0800 Fri 05 Dec
  • Wed, 28 Nov: Early Class Schedule. This day will follow a Wednesday class schedule.
  • Thu-Fri, 27-28 Nov: Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)
  • Mon, 8 Dec: Last Day of Fall Semester Classes
  • Tue, 9 Dec: Review & Study Day
  • 10-20 Dec: Final Exams. See the Final Exam Schedule and Notice for more details.
The Academic Scheduling and Start of the Semester Items Notice and the Academic Advising, Preregistration and Registration Items Notice are posted. All midshipmen and faculty should review each notice in its entirety.
Some helpful information for faculty about required Background Investigations is now posted on our site under Faculty Resources.

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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