Naval Science Courses

Naval Science 1

Course No. MS101 Year – 1 Credit

The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the precepts of citizenship, the elements of leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals. This course is designed to engender a sound appreciation of the heritage and traditions of America, with recognition that the historically significant role of sea power will be important in America’s future, and develop in each cadet a growing sense of pride in his/her organization, associates, and self. The elements are pursued at the fundamental level.

The major topics for Naval Science 1 are as follows:
Basic Leadership
Career Planning
Citizenship and American Government
Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Navy
Wellness, Fitness and First Aid
Uniform Wear/Care, Military Drill, Ceremonies

Naval Science 2

Course No. MS102 Year – 1 Credit

The purpose of this course is to build on the general introduction provided in Naval Science 1, to further develop the traits of citizenship and leadership in students, introduce cadets to the technical areas of naval science study, and engender a deeper awareness of the vital importance of the world’s oceans to the continued well-being of the United States.

The major topics for Naval Science 2 are as follows:
Intermediate Leadership
Naval History (1750-1865)
Introduction to Nautical Sciences:
• Maritime Geography
• Oceanography
• Meteorology
• Astronomy
• Physical Sciences

Naval Science 3

Course No. MS103 Year – 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Naval Science 2

The purpose of this course is to further develop the trait of leadership in students and introduce cadets to the vital importance of military justice, and international laws. Students continue their study of Naval Science to include astronomy, meteorology, weather and the maneuvering board, and to provide an understanding of facets of sea power, national security, and naval history.

The major topics for Naval Science 3 are as follows:
Advanced Leadership
Naval History (Reconstruction to present)
Naval Knowledge
• Sea Power as it relates to National Security
• Naval Operations and Support Functions
• Military, International and Admiralty Law, Military Law
Naval Skills
• Ship Construction
• Damage Control
• Shipboard Organization
• Watchstanding
• Naval Weapons

Naval Science 4

Course No. MS104 Year – 1 Credit
Prerequisite:Naval Science 3

The purpose of this course is to build on the basic qualities of a good follower and an effective leader provided in Naval Science 1, 2, and 3, and to take a more in-depth look at what leadership is, and how to maximize students’ abilities in the leadership area.

The major topics for Naval Science 4 are as follows:
• Theoretical and Applied aspects of Leadership, training and evaluation of performance
• Techniques used to create motivation
• Goal development and activities for a group
• Case Studies in Leadership
• Senior Unit Leadership and Staff Positions
• Mentorship of NS-1 Cadets