Major: Naval Architecture
At the heart of the Naval Architecture major are ships. Very, very large ships. Battle ships, aircraft carriers, submarines, sailboats, destroyers: the types of ships that take your breath away and that form the physical structure of our country’s naval defense system. Building these colossal floating forts involves cutting edge mathematics, engineering brilliance, and a creative soul. Military superiority, after all, is the product of not only great scientists, but creative minds as well.
This isn’t a major for the faint of heart. It not only involves some intense science, mathematics, and real hands-on experience, but perhaps even serving in the Navy itself. If you pursue the Naval Architecture major at the U.S. Naval Academy, you will earn both a bachelor’s of science and a commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy.