An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter flight crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod (ASCC) pay a visit to U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Naval Command College (NCC) and Naval Staff College (NSC) students, June 2, 2021.
An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter flight crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod (ASCC) pay a visit to U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Naval Command College (NCC) and Naval Staff College (NSC) students, June 2, 2021. Students were invited to tour the aircraft and attend a brief given by the crew. ASCC is responsible for the waters from New Jersey to the Canadian border and maintains the ability to launch an aircraft within 30 minutes of a call, 365 days-a-year, 24 hours-a-day, and in nearly all weather conditions. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler D. John)

Electives & Areas of Study

Our electives program at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) provides the opportunity for students to explore subjects not in the core curriculum, enhance your regional expertise, or examine core subjects in greater detail. U.S. officers are required to take electives while pursuing their Master of Arts degree.

About Electives

The Electives Program provides the opportunity to develop and pursue a variety of graduate-level intellectual challenges. Each academic year the Electives Program offers approximately 120 courses designed and taught by NWC professors and adjunct professors. An extensive Electives Program expands the colleges educational offerings by providing opportunities to explore subjects not included in the core curriculum or investigate in greater detail specific elements of that curriculum.

For more information please contact the Electives Program at (401) 841-7330 or electives@usnwc.edu.

2021-22 Elective Course Catalog Elective Fair Presentation Special Program Information

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We offer students unique opportunities to conduct advanced research at the college or contribute to enhanced understanding of a geographic region, including Regional Study Groups and mentored individual research.

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