MIDN with pencil and calculator
What's New
Important dates and events: (See also current semester calendar.)
  • Mon, 21 Jul: Summer School Block 3 begins
  • Thu, 14 Aug: Last Day of Summer School
  • Sat, 16 Aug at 1000: Delayed Graduation in Mahan Hall
  • 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.
  • 22-26 Sep: 6-wk Academic Reserve Period
  • 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
Welcome Class of 2018! A summary of Plebe Summer Academic Events is also now available on our website.
The 29 April Academic Assembly on Strategic Priorities / Master Academic Plan slides are available for viewing and sharing. This and other talks can also be accessed from our "Talks" page. 
Summer School voluntary registration is open and will remain open through the summer. See our Summer School Information Page for links to schedules, FAQs and more.

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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