The purpose of conducting classes in academic subjects is to give a suitable background essential for higher professional and academic studies. Since 1983, BNA started Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) curriculum under the University of Chittagong. Since 1995, BNA was affiliated with National University, Gazipur, Dhaka. At present, BNA is affiliated with Bangladesh University of Professionals, Mirpur Cantt, Mirpur. The syllabus and examination schedule is promulgated by BUP. BNA offers the same facilities to the foreign cadets who undergo Cadet, Midshipman and Ag S Lt training in Bangladesh.
BNA is also affiliated with BUP for conducting BNS Degree for Qatar Navy and Coast Guard cadets those who are undergoing training under a special package course.
Professional subjects groom up the officer cadets with the competence to be a professional naval officer in future and discharge their duties efficiently. The professional subjects cover basics of Navigation, Astro Navigation, Seamanship, Leadership, Operations and Warfare, Chart Work, Rules of the Road, Engineering and NBCD etc.