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What's New
Some helpful information for faculty about required Background Investigations is now posted on our site under Faculty Resources.
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.
The X-Period Exam Schedule is posted for the fall AY2015 Academic Reserve Periods.
Important dates and events: (See also current semester calendar.)
  • 22-26 Sep: 6-wk Academic Reserve Period
  • Mon, 13 Oct: Columbus Day (No Classes)
  • 27-31 Oct: 12-wk Academic Reserve Period
  • Tue, 11 Nov: Veterans Day (No Classes)
  • 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

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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