The History Department of the United States Naval Academy offers a wide variety of courses in many different areas of American, European, and world history. Midshipmen majoring in History graduate from the Naval Academy with a B.S. degree in History.
In addition to the standard major, there is a special
Awards, Scholarships and Honor Society
The History Department sponsors several awards annually, including the Horace Porter and Merrill Bartlett Prizes. The History Department also sponsors the Rhodes, Marshall, and Fitzgerald Scholarship programs at the Naval Academy. Recipients of these prestigious awards are funded to continue their studies at leading universities in the U.S. and Europe. Every year, in addition, qualifying midshipmen are inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the national History
The civilian and military faculty of the History Department includes specialists in many areas of history.