Naval Science Classes

Navy Option Course Schedule

Freshman

NS 1321: Introduction to Naval Science
This course is an introduction and orientation class designed to give students a broad overview of the roles of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. This course also provides an introduction to the structure, terminology, customs, and uniforms of the Navy and Marine Corps.
NS 1323: Naval Maritime History
This course surveys U.S. Naval history from its European origin to the present with emphasis on major developments and the geographical forces shaping these developments. The course also covers present day concerns on seapower and maritime affairs, including the economic and political issues of maritime commerce, the law of the sea, and the rise and decline of the Soviet Navy.

Sophomore

NS 2321: Naval Leadership and Management
Survey of managerial functions, communication, and major theories of leadership and motivation applied to the Navy organization. The course culminates with focus on naval core values.
NS 3323: Navigation
This course develops and broadens the student’s understanding of basic piloting and the laws of vessel operations by applying the fundamentals of navigation at sea.

Junior

NS 3325: Naval Weapon Systems
This course develops and broadens the student’s understanding of basic engineering concepts and principles as applied to naval weapon systems, with a focus on sensors and weapon delivery.
NS 3326: Naval Systems Engineering
This course develops and broadens the student’s understanding of basic engineering concepts and principles as applied to naval engineering.

Senior

NS 4320: Naval Operations
This course develops and broadens the student’s understanding of relative motion, surface ship operations, and naval command, control, and communications.
NS 4322: Naval Leadership and Ethics
Study of Naval values and ethics to include core values, Navy regulations, and military law.  Duties and responsibilities of a junior naval officer.

Marine Option Course Schedule

Freshman

NS 1321: Introduction to Naval Science
This course is an introduction and orientation class designed to give students a broad overview of the roles of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. This course also provides an introduction to the structure, terminology, customs, and uniforms of the Navy and Marine Corps.
NS 1323: Naval Maritime History
This course surveys U.S. Naval history from its European origin to the present with emphasis on major developments and the geographical forces shaping these developments. The course also covers present day concerns on seapower and maritime affairs, including the economic and political issues of maritime commerce, the law of the sea, and the rise and decline of the Soviet Navy.

Sophomore

NS 2321: Naval Leadership and Management
Survey of managerial functions, communication, and major theories of leadership and motivation applied to the Navy organization. The course culminates with focus on naval core values.

Junior

NS 3323: Evolution of Warfare
A historical exploration of warfare practiced by great nations. Selected campaigns are studied with emphasis on leadership, evolution of tactics, weaponry, and principles of war.

Senior

NS 4323: Amphibious Warfare
A historical exploration of warfare practice by great nations. Selected campaigns are studied with emphasis on leadership, evolution of tactics, and principles of war.
NS 4322: Naval Leadership and Ethics
Study of Naval values and ethics to include core values, Navy regulations, and military law. Duties and responsibilities of a junior naval officer.