USNA | Professional Courses

Fourth Class (Plebe) Year:

Professional courses: two required introductory classes in naval sciences and leadership. Courses include classroom studies and lab sessions in operational trainers and afloat in yard patrol craft.

Infantry drill: about 13 hours of infantry drill in the fall and spring, including four hours in the Brigade of Midshipmen dress parades.

Third Class Year:

Professional courses: three required in navigation, naval engineering, ethics and moral reasoning.

Infantry drill: about 13 hours in the fall and spring, including dress parades.

Second Class Year:

Professional courses: five are required, including courses in strategy and tactics, naval engineering and weapons. Also required are naval electricity and electronics and a leadership course that focuses on the dynamic interactions of leader, followers, and situation.

Infantry drill: about 13 hours in the fall and spring, including dress parades.

First Class Year:

Professional courses: the three required courses are a weapons course exploring warfare systems design, a law course covering military justice and the law of war, and a junior officer seminar.

Infantry drill: leading the brigade in about 13 hours of drill, including dress parades.

 
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