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Academics

Important News

Please visit the USNA Coronavirus Guidance Site for the most up-to-date information. Supplemental information regarding the academic program will be posted here. An Intranet site to capture COVID-19 Updates has been established for the AcDean Cost Center and can be viewed here

Classes resume on Friday, 20 March, via online/distance learning.
There will be no face-to-face classes until further notice.

Beginning Monday, 23 March (and until further notice), class periods will follow the following schedule (all times are Eastern Time [ET]):


Spring 2020 Remote Teaching & Learning
Class Schedule
Period Duration
X 0830-0920
1 0930-1020
2 1030-1120
Lunch Break 1130-1220
3 1230-1320
4 1330-1420
5 1430-1520
6 1530-1620
7 1630-1720
8 0930-1045
Lunch Break 1130-1220
9 1230-1345
10 1430-1545


Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) 

Will be providing increased support for faculty and staff during the coming weeks, especially regarding online/remote teaching & learning and related pedagogy.

1963 Center for Academic Excellence ("AcCenter")

Will be providing special services to support our midshipmen learning in the modified educational environment. 

updated Spring 2020 (AY20) calendar

Is posted here.
The ADAA Google Calendar can also be added to your device/existing Google Calendar view. 
Note: please stay tuned for future potential updates. 

X-Period Exam Schedule

For our Academic Reserve weeks has been posted.
Other courses may use their regularly-scheduled class periods to administer exams and/or other assessments.
Note: the 12-week Academic Reserve Period is now Mon-Fri, 6-10 April.

Final Exam Schedule 

Is available via MIDS.
See also the AcDeanNote on FInal Examinations and Exceptions
Note: No changes to the Final Exam schedule are expected at this time.

Scheduling and Start of Semester Items Notice for Spring 2020 

Is posted here
All faculty and midshipmen should review this AcDeanNote in its entirety. 
Note: The academic schedule for the remainder of the spring semester may be modified; please stay tuned for updates.

Academic Advising, Preregistration and Registration Notice for Spring 2020 

Is posted here
All faculty and midshipmen should review this AcDeanNote in its entirety. 
Note: The schedule for 4/C advising and preregistration, is now Monday evening-Monday evening, 30 March-6 April.
Registration for all midshipmen will be automated -- no midshipman action will be required.

Faculty calendar for intersessional information

Available on our website under  Calendars & Events  >  Faculty Calendar.

 


Majors Listings Page
Divisions and Departments Page


About the Academic Program

To prepare midshipmen as Naval officers, the Naval Academy’s curriculum blends professional subjects with required and elective courses. Our curriculum has three basic elements:

  • Core requirements in engineering, natural sciences, the humanities and social sciences, to ensure that graduates are able to think critically,
  • 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.
See more about our Integrated Academic Planning, which includes our Master Academic Plan (MAP).
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