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Degree Restrictions at USNA?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by BDHuff09, May 27, 2012.

  1. BDHuff09

    BDHuff09 Member

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    I was looking around on the USNA website the other day and came across this:

    " For the Naval Academy Class of 2013 and beyond, at least 65% of those graduates commissioned into the U.S. Navy must complete academic majors in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics disciplines."

    At first I was somewhat disappointed by this, but I can understand why the Naval Academy would have to do this. What I am curious about is how they would go about filling the quota. I imagine at some point they would have to force some midshipmen in each new class to "reevaluate" there major choice, but who would they do this to? I assume gpa would be a factor, but would they boot the lower or the higher gpa mids into STEM majors? Does this also mean that those looking to commission into the Marine Corps would be exempt from the quota?
     
  2. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012 5-Year Member

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    Oh the STEM mafia....:rolleyes:

    Your class will fill the engineering/science quota with ease. I think it's stupid, but no one asked me.
     
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    rojocon 5-Year Member

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    BDHuff09: do you have a link to this requirement? I'm assuming this requirement is true as it lines up with a similar requirement that most NROTC scholarships are awarded to STEM majors, in particular, engineering majors.

     
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    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO 5-Year Member

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    It is a true requirement, which was made in a memorandum (19 Oct 2007) between the Chief of Naval Personnel to the Superintendent, USNA and the Naval Education and Training Command (oversees NROTC). I haven't found an online copy.
     
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