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What's New
The Academic Scheduling and Start of the Semester Items Notice is posted. All midshipmen and faculty should review the notice in its entirety.
Important dates and events: (See also current semester calendar.)
  • Wed, 20 Aug: First Day of Fall Semester Classes. This day will follow a Monday class schedule.
  • Mon, 1 Sep: Labor Day (No Classes)
  • Tue, 2 Sep: Regular class day. This day will follow a Tuesday schedule.
  • Wed, 3 Sep: Last day to Add a Class
  • 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
  • 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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