Naval Science Minor

The Naval Science Studies minor is the classroom lecture portion of the program for all Army ROTC cadets. Each student who commissions* will automatically meet the requirements to receive the Naval Science Studies minor. The course work required to commission is the course work required to receive the minor.  

Students learn about military heritage, the development of naval technologies, military ethics, drill and ceremonies, communication, human relations, and leadership theory and techniques. These specialized topics prepare students for service in the Navy and for future careers in government, management and administration, intelligence, international relations, public policy and the private sector. Students learn through instructor presentations, group discussions, team projects and hands-on leadership exercises.  

*Any student may sign up for Military Science courses and complete the minor.    

Note:  To commission, students must earn the opportunity to contract with Army ROTC. Including, meeting all academic requirements, meeting all physical fitness requirements, passing the Department of Defense Medical physical examination requirements, passing height and weight requirements and providing proof of a Department of Defense approved COVID-19 vaccination.  

Minor Requirements (18 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
NAVY 101Fundamentals of Naval Science3
NAVY 102U.S. Military History3
NAVY 402Naval Leadership and Ethics3
Select three of the following:9
Naval Ships Systems I
Naval Ships Systems II
Navigation/Naval Operations I
Navigation/Naval Operations II
Evolution of the Art of War
Naval Leadership and Management I
Fundamentals of Maneuver Warfare
Total Credit Hours18