Important dates and events: (See also current semester calendar.)
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.
- Academic Research
- The Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence (Academic Center)
- Center for Cyber Security Studies (CCSS)
- Center for Regional Studies (CRS)
- Center for Teaching and Learning
- Faculty Senate
- Graduate Education Opportunities
- Instructional Development Support Center
- International Programs
- Library Resources
- Multimedia Support Center
- Nimitz Library
- Parent Information
- Research Office
- Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
- Writing Center