Naval Science

Specified University courses: In addition to satisfying requirements for a baccalaureate degree, the student must satisfactorily complete the following four-year curriculum guide, including required naval science courses and specified University courses.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year

NAV 1140Seapower and Maritime Affairs

3

Sophomore Year

NAV 2231Principles of Naval Management I

3

NAV 2212CNavigation/Naval Operations I: Navigation

3

NAV 2220Evolution of Warfare

3

MAT 260Calculus I

4

MAT 261Calculus II

4

Engineering Calculus

4

Junior Year

NAV 2121Naval Ships Systems I

3

NAV 3123Naval Ships Systems II

3

PHY 200General Physics I

4

PHY 201General Physics II

4

Senior Year

NAV 3214CNavigation/Naval Operations II: Seamanship and Ship Operations

3

NAV 4232Principles of Naval Management II (Leadership and Ethics)

3

NAV 4224Amphibious Warfare

3

Notes:

  1. Undergraduate naval sciences required to be completed for a scholarship student before fall semester junior year.
  2. Upper division naval science courses required of Navy Options; not required of Marine Options.
  3. Required of Marine Option midshipmen only.
  4. One year each of calculus and calculus-based physics is required for every Navy Option scholarship student. It is recommended but optional for College Program and Marine Options.

Furnished Items — All uniforms, textbooks and equipment needed by the student for naval science courses are furnished by the Navy.

Use of Navy Science Courses as University Electives — Academic departments within the University may, according to their own policies, accept naval science courses as electives to fulfill requirements in their academic programs.

Naval Science Minor — Upon successful completion of the four-year Naval Science Program, a student may be awarded a minor in naval science. Specific requirements should be arranged with the student’s academic department.

Naval Science Laboratory — The naval science curriculum includes a weekly three-hour laboratory covering professional and military subject matter. Attendance is mandatory for all midshipmen.

For more information about the Naval ROTC program, go to web.usf.edu/nrotc, email naval@nrotc.usf.edu or call (813) 974-4789.