Navy: Department of Naval Science

The Program

Courses in naval science include both practical and theoretical instruction in subjects pertaining to the Navy and the Marine Corps. The Navy-option student receives 23 credit hours of naval science instruction over a period of 4 years. The Marine-option student receives 17 credit hours of instruction.

Additionally, naval science laboratory meets every semester for 4 years. Laboratory sessions integrate and apply knowledge gained from naval science courses through practical application during tactical planning exercises, leadership training, and professional development. They also include classroom instruction on issues relating to naval careers and policies and some close-order drill.