Naval Science

(U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps ROTC)

MBC offers the naval science curriculum, with Marine Corps option, through the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps ROTC program conducted at Virginia Military Institute. Participation is limited to students in Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at MBC.

Naval Science Course Descriptions

101 Introduction to Naval Science (1 s.h.)
A general introduction to sea power and the Naval Services. Emphasis is placed on the mission, organization, regulations and broad warfare components of the Navy and Marine Corps.

102 Sea Power and Maritime Affairs (1 s.h.)
Continues the general concepts and history of sea power, implementation of sea power as an instrument of national policy and a study of the U.S. Naval strategy.

203 Leadership and Management (1 s.h.)
Introduction to the principles of Naval leadership, management, and command.

205 Navigation (Navy Option) (2 s.h.)
Provides a comprehensive study of the theory, principles, and procedures of ship navigation and coastal piloting. *Must concurrently register for either NS 211 or MS 350.

206 Evolution of Warfare I (Marine Option) (1 s.h.)
Explores the nature of warfare throughout Western history.

211 Navigation Lab for NS 205 (Navy Option) (No credit)
For students seeking a commission in the Navy. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 205 required.

303 Amphibious Warfare I (Marine Option) (2 s.h.)
Historical survey of the projection of sea power ashore. *Must concurrently register for either NS 313 or MS 350.

304 Leadership Weapons Tactics (Marine Option) (2 s.h.)
Continuation of NS 303. *Must concurrently register for either NS 314 or MS 351.

308 Naval Engineering (1 s.h.)
Familiarizes students with the types, structures, and purpose of Navy ships.

309 Naval Weapons Systems (Navy and Marine Option) (2 s.h.)
Covers the principles of Naval weapons systems, including the integration of Marine Corps combat elements with a Navy Battle Group. *Must concurrently register for either NS 315, NS 413, or MS 450.

313 Amphibious Warfare I Lab for NS 303 (Marine Option) (No credit)
For students seeking a commission in the Marine Corps. Emphasizes preparation for NROTC Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 303 is required.

314 Leadership Weapons Tactics Lab for NS 304 (Marine Option) (No credit)
For students seeking a commission in the Marine Corps. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 304 required.

315 Navy Leadership Lab I for NS 309 (Navy Option) (No credit)
For students seeking a commission in the Navy. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 309 is required.

402 Leadership and Ethics (Navy and Marine Option) (2 s.h.)
Seminar on leadership principles and management techniques as they apply to the duties and responsibilities of junior officers. *Must concurrently register for NS 412, NS 414, or MS 451.

403 Evolution of Warfare II (Marine Option) (2 s.h.)
Seminar on leadership principles and management techniques as they apply to the duties and responsibilities of junior officers. *Must concurrently register for NS 413.

408 Naval Operations and Seamanship (Navy Option) (2 s.h.)
Comprehensive study of the theory, principles and procedures of naval operations. *Must concurrently register for either NS 411 or LS 450.

411 Naval Operations Lab for NS 408 (Navy Option) (No Credit)
For students seeking a commission in the Navy. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 408 required.

412 Navy Leadership Lab II for NS 402 (Navy Option) (No credit)
For students seeking a commission in the Navy. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 402 is required.

413 Marine Leadership Lab I for NS 309 (Marine Option) (No credit)
For students seeking a commission in the Marine Corps. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 403 is required.

414 Marine Leadership Lab II for NS 402 (Marine Option) (No credit)
For students seeking a commission in the Marine Corps. *Concurrent enrollment in NS 402 is required.