In addition to NROTC Naval Science Courses, these links will show additional academic requirements that Midshipmen must fullfill to commission:
- Navy Option Scholarship Academic Requirements
- Navy Option College Program Academic Requirements
- Marine Option Academic Requirements
- World Cultures/ Regional Studies Course List
Naval Science Courses
NAVS 100 - Naval Orientation Lab (Fall/Spring, Freshmen-Senior Year, Navy/Marine)
- Naval Orientation requires one and one-half hours participation per week. Continuing program offering an introduction to the various aspects of Navy life. Conducted each semester in the NROTC program.
NAVS 111 - Introduction to Naval Science (Fall, Freshman Year, Navy/Marine)
- Introduction to seapower and the naval service. The mission, organization, regulations, and broad warfare components of the Navy and Marine Corps. Officer and enlisted rank and rating structures; training; promotions; naval customs and courtesies; ship nomenclature; leadership and discipline. Throughout the course students are apprised of the major challenges facing today's naval officer.
NAVS 112 - Seapower and Maritime Affairs (Spring, Freshmen Year, Navy/Marine)
- This course surveys sea power in terms of "national" domestic environments, foreign policy, technology, leadership, doctrine, strategy and tactics, and "inter-service relations". An understanding of the historical impact of these factors on maritime warfare has direct application to present day and future maritime warfare. Discussions examine the history of the Navy as a force in diplomacy and an instrument of U.S. foreign policy. Relationships between Congress and the military for determining the national defense policy are also explored. An integrated examination of current events and issues lends historical perspective throughout the course. The objective is to challenge you to think critically, objectively, and systemically in order to permit you to function more effectively as a leader in charge of complex maritime systems and organizations in dynamic environments.
NAVS 401 - Leadership and Management (Fall, Sophomore Year, Navy/Marine)
- Designed to provide a scholarly basis for leadership and management studies for both future military officers and private sector leaders. Creates a deeper understanding of the topic through case studies, selected readings, and focused research that provides the student with a deeper understanding of leadership theory and management tools that can be used in future leadership roles.
NAVS 331 - Navigation (Spring, Sophomore Year, Navy Only)
- Theories, computations, practices, and techniques of terrestrial and celestial navigation. The theory involved in advanced electronic navigation systems.
NAVS 222 - Naval Weapons Systems (Fall, Junior Year, Navy Only)
- Concepts of naval weapons systems, automatic control systems, and communication systems are explored. Components of the weapon system, including sensors and detection systems, tracking systems, computational systems, launching devices, and projectiles. Once the weapon systems have been defined, they are analyzed solving classic fire control problems and in more modern "total system integration." Command, control, and intelligence (C4ISR) and the impact that computers play in this area. Student presentations are utilized to help them understand how the theory presented is used in modern naval weapons system.
NAVS 231 - Naval Ship's Systems Engineering (Spring, Junior Year, Navy Only)
- Basic considerations for hull design for naval vessels, related to buoyancy, equilibrium, stability, and the effects of flooding on the design characteristics of naval vessels; basic principles and components of a ship's propulsion system and their relation to all other ship's systems; and the interrelationships and interdependency of all of a ship's systems to the successful mission of a ship.
NAVS 322 - Naval Operations and Seamanship (Fall, Senior Year, Navy Only)
- Principles essential for an understanding of and a working capability in both safe navigation and decision making. Comprised of a detailed and applied analysis of relative motion, ship handling, and "rules of the sea".
NAVS 321 - Evolution of Warfare (Fall, Junior/Senior Year, Marine Only)
- History of warfare and its evolution from the beginning of recorded history to the present.
NAVS 421 - Introduction to the Fundamentals of Maneuver Warfare (Fall, Junior/Senior Year, Marine Only)
- Studies broad aspects of warfare and its interaction with current maneuver warfare doctrine. Case study examination of the historic influences of current tactical, operational and strategic implications of maneuver warfare practices. Specific focus on the United States Marine Corps as the premier maneuver warfare fighting institution.
NAVS 412 - Leadership and Ethics (Spring, Senior Year, Navy/Marine)
- Equips the Navy NROTC student with the skills and abilities needed for competence as a commissioned officer. Theory of leadership and management and practical application. Professional ethics and law within the scope of the military environment. Capstone course builds upon and focuses the managerial and professional competencies developed during prior at-sea training and naval science courses.
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