Naval Science Courses

NS 100 Naval Science Lab

(TAKEN ALL 4 YEARS by ALL Students i.e. including OC and MECEP)

The NS-100 Course is designed to enforce the concepts of Military drill, courtesies and honors, elements of unit leadership, physical fitness and professional development of the prospective Naval/Marine Corps Officer. NS-100 is required of all midshipmen in the Battalion. If you are interested in attending one of our Lab sessions, or have a general interest in Naval ROTC or other Navy paths leading to a commission, please contact us at naval-rotc@ncsu.edu.

NS 110 Introduction to Naval Science

(TAKEN FALL SEMESTER FRESHMEN YEAR by all Midshipmen)

Fundamental orientation to the Naval Service emphasizing the mission, organization, regulations, customs and traditions, broad warfare components of Navy and the major challenges facing today’s Navy and Marine Officers.

HI 351 U.S. Naval History

(TAKEN SPRING SEMESTER FRESHMEN YEAR by all Midshipmen)

The role of the U.S. Navy in American history. Sea power, national defense and foreign policy. The impact of technology on naval warfare and the historical evolution of missions of the U.S. Navy.

NS 210 Leadership and Management

GEP: Social Sciences

(TAKEN FALL SEMESTER SOPHOMORE YEAR by all Midshipmen and OC)

Assists students in acquiring knowledge and developing the cognitive processes necessary to make decisions in the practice of management. The student will learn the traditional foundations of management while developing decision skills to apply this knowledge in a real-world setting. The major focus is centered upon global management, ethics and social responsibility, total quality management, and cultural diversity.

NS 315 Naval Engineering 

(TAKEN SPRING SEMESTER SOPHOMORE YEAR by all NAVY option Midshipmen)

Introduction to the application of engineering principles in the research, development, design, construction, and operation of ships, weapons systems, and ocean structures, with emphasis on thermodynamic processes and energy conversions.

NS 325 Naval Weapon Systems 

(TAKEN FALL SEMESTER JUNIOR YEAR by all NAVY option Midshipmen)

An introduction to the concepts and properties of electronic, physical, electromagnetic and mechanical systems to foster an understanding of the theory and principles of operation of shipboard and aircraft weapons systems. Course emphasizes types of weapons and fire control systems, capabilities and limitations, theory of target acquisition, identification and tracking, trajectory and ballistics principles, and basic theory of radar and sonar.

NS 225 Navigation 

(TAKEN SPRING SEMESTER JUNIOR YEAR by all NAVY option Midshipmen)

A broad yet thorough education in basic ship navigation. Course includes a study of various navigation methods, weather, the laws of the sea, and navigational rules. Practical work includes chart plotting and understanding relative motion.

NS 330 Evolution of Warfare

(TAKEN by all MARINE option Midshipmen and MECEP students)

A survey of the evolution of warfare through the study of selected campaigns and classic battles with special emphasis on the principles of war, the military impact of leadership, and the evolution of tactics, weapons, and weaponry.

NS 415 Naval Operations

Prerequisite: NS 225 Navigation

(TAKEN FALL SEMESTER SENIOR YEAR by all NAVY option Midshipmen)

A thorough exploration of the operations conducted by the U.S. Navy. Course includes a study of U.S. Naval evolutions, operations, command & control, communication, and an introduction to naval warfare doctrine. Practical applications include the determination of advanced maneuvering methods through and in-depth understanding of relative motion.

NS 420 Leadership and Management II (Leadership and Ethics)

GEP: Humanities

GEP: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

(TAKEN SPRING SEMESTER SENIOR YEAR by ALL students i.e. including all OC and MECEP)

An intellectual exploration of Western moral traditions and ethical philosophy with a variety of topics, such as military leadership, core values, and professional ethics; the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Navy Regulations; and discussions relating to the roles of enlisted members, junior and senior officers, command relationships, and the conduct of warfare. The course provides students with a foundation of moral traditions, combined with a discussion of actual current and historical events in the United States navy and Marine Corps, to prepare them for the role and responsibilities of leadership in the naval service of the 21st century.

NS 430 Amphibious Warfare 

(TAKEN by all MARINE option Midshipmen and MECEP students)

A survey of the projection of sea power ashore with special emphasis on the evolution of and innovation in amphibious warfare in the 20th Century through the study of historical amphibious landings and campaigns.