Academic excellence at the Naval Academy means fostering an educational environment that encourages midshipman learning and the ability to think critically,  preparing midshipmen to be at the forefront of technological advances and global understanding in a rapidly changing and diverse world.

Private gifts support academic programs throughout the curriculum, including:

The Center for Academic Excellence

The goal of the Center for Academic Excellence is to provide the highest quality academic support programs for the Brigade of Midshipmen. This is accomplished by offering learning and reading skills istruction, tutoring, academic advising and counseling services. Read more ...

Distinguished Faculty

Distinguished faculty includes Faculty Recruitment, Faculty Development, Distinguished Military Professors (DMPs), Distinguished Chairs and Distinguished Visiting Professors (DVPs). Read more ...

Center for Cyber Security Studies

Cyber Warfare is quickly emerging as a required skill for all military officers. The Center is developing develop core courses in cyber security for all midshipmen in the Brigade. This initiative supports a one-of-a kind midshipman educational program, challenging internships, faculty development, and well-equipped laboratories. Read more ...

International Education Excellence

The goal of the International Programs Office is to afford every midshipman the opportunity for exposure to international cultures, development of regional expertise and acquisition of foreign language skills. Included are semester study abroad programs, as well as four-to-six-week cultural immersion opportunities. International Education Excellence also includes the Center for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (CMEIS). Read more ...

STEM Programs

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related initiatives attract and retain midshipmen to STEM majors, as well as being an integral part of the Admissions Office strategic outreach efforts. Read more ...

Conferences

The Academy holds three signature conferences annually: the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC), the Naval Academy Science & Engineering Conference (NASEC) and the Naval Academy Leadership Conference. Read more ...

Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning is a comprehensive instructional approach to engage students in practical cooperative investigation. It prepares midshipmen for the technically advanced and complex Navy and Marine Corps of the 21st century through opportunities for significant capstone projects and internships and access to improved laboratories and equipment. Read more ...

Midshipmen Research Internships

This initiative significantly expands research internship opportunities to midshipmen in all academic disciplines.

 

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Center for Cyber Securities Studies

The Naval Academy Foundation can support the Center for Cyber Security Studies by cultivating private and corporate gifts that fund, among other initiatives: computer forensic labs, wireless network security, hardware and software support, a guest speaker series, professional development for Academy cyber security faculty and midshipman internships at the National Security Agency and National Defense University.  Read More...

Midshipmen Attend National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

"When you go to NOLS you get actual practice in what you are taught at the Academy with real risks and real people." - MIDN 3/C  Read More...

Foundation of a Great Education

Not all faculty positions at the Naval Academy are funded by government appropriations. Generous alumni, friends and classes have made possible several important positions in academic and leadership divisions through gifts to the Naval Academy via the Naval Academy Foundation.  Read More...

Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference

This STEM Conference brings undergraduate students from around the world to the Academy, along with national leaders in STEM fields, for several days of idea sharing, topical discussions, project demonstrations and keynote lectures. 

 
 

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