Naval Science (Navy ROTC)

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

NS 1000 : Intro to Naval Science

Course is an introduction to the naval profession and to the concepts of seapower. The mission, organization, and warfare components of the Navy and Marine Corps, including an overview of officer and enlisted ranks, rates, and career patterns; naval courtesy and customs, military justice, leadership, and nomenclature are discussed. Normally taken by freshmen.

Credits

2

NS 1100 : Seapower and Maritime Affairs

Naval history from the beginnings of the age of sail through the twentieth century. The works and influence of Alfred Thayer Mahan as they relate to current and past fleet doctrine. The impact of foreign nations' maritime activities on world seapower. Normally taken by freshmen.

Credits

3

NS 2100 : Naval Ships Systems I

Construction and propulsion of naval ships, including design, stability, control of damage. Propulsion systems including steam, diesel, gas turbine, nuclear power plants; shipboard electrical power generation and distribution; and shipboard auxiliary systems including refrigeration, fresh water distilling plants and air compressors. Normally taken by sophomores.

Credits

3

NS 2200 : Naval Ships Systems II

Introduction to naval weapons systems including basics of radar, sonar, and gyroscopes; weapons systems analysis stressing the fire control problem, information flow, the servo principle, and use of computers; general operation, safety and maintenance of shipboard weapons systems. Normally taken by seniors.

Credits

3

NS 3100 : Navigation

The theory and technique of piloting and celestial navigation. Normally taken by juniors.

Credits

3

NS 3500 : Evolution of Warfare

The evolution of weapons, tactics, and military organization applicable to land operations; the classic principles and variables of land operations.

Credits

3

NS 3600 : Fundamntls of Maneuver Warfare

Introduces the student to the foundational concepts and history of the USMC as the premier Maneuver Warfighting Organization. Develops an individual who is both a critical thinker and scholar in the profession of arms.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

NS 4100 : Leadership and Management

Fundamentals of leadership and management of an organization; emphasis on the Naval officer as leader and manager, concentrating on areas such as professional ethics, organizational theory, and the characteristics and roles of successful leaders. Normally taken by sophomores.

Credits

3

NS 4200 : Leadership and Ethics

Applications of the principles of leadership and management with a focus and emphasis on the military arena. Ethical and moral responsibility examined with emphasis on the interrelationship of authority, responsibility and accountability in an organization. Discussion intensive with oral presentations. Draws upon the experiences of a number of guest speakers, both military and civilian.

Credits

3