434 § 6966. Course of study (a) The course at the Naval Academy is four years. (b) The Secretary of the Navy shall arrange the course so that classes will not be held on Sunday. § 6967. Degree on graduation Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy, the Superintendent of the Naval Academy may confer the degree of bachelor of science upon graduates of the Academy. 1 6968. Board of Visitors ^ (a) A Board of Visitors to the Naval Academy is constituted annually of— (1) the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate, or his designee: (2) three other members of the Senate designated by the Vice President or the President pro tempore of the Senate, two of whom are members of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate; (3) the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives, or his designee: (4) four other members of the House of Representatives designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, two of whom are members of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives; and (5) six persons designated by the President. (b) The persons designated by the President serve for three years. Two persons shall be designated by him each year to succeed the members whose terms expire that year. (c) If a member of the Board dies or resigns, a successor shall be designated for the unexpired portion of the term by the official who designated the member. (d) The Board shall visit the Academy annually. With the approval of the Secretary of the Navy, the Board or its members may make other visits to the Academy in connection with the duties of the Board or to consult with the Superintendent of the Academy. (e) The Board shall inquire into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy that the Board decides to consider. (f) Within 60 days after its annual visit, the Board shall submit a written report to the President of its action and of its views and recommendations pertaining to the Academy. Any report of a visit, other than the annual visit, shall, if approved by a majority of the members of the Board, be submitted to the President within 60 days after the approval. (g) Upon approval by the Secretary, the Board may call in advisers for consultation. (h) While performing his duties, each member of the Board and each adviser is entitled to not more than $5 a day and shall be reimbursed under Government travel regulations for his travel expenses.