Naval Science Minor

Department of Naval Science

http://www.unc.edu/depts/nrotc

Naval Armory, 221 South Columbia Street, CB# 3325

(919) 843-9279

Marc Stern, Chair

Lieutenant Joshua Roaf, Director of Undergraduate Studies

mijoshua@email.unc.edu

The minor in naval science equips graduates with hands-on experience from all facets of the Navy and Marine Corps team. Together, alongside NROTC midshipmen, students will understand the core principles of each service, master nautical skills in navigation, weapons, and engineering, and build leadership and followership skills. The minor in naval science is open to all UNC–Chapel Hill undergraduate students.

Minor Requirements

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
The minor includes 14 hours of coursework selected from among the following courses: 14
Introduction to Naval Science
Naval Leadership and Management
Navigation
Navigation Laboratory
Naval Ships Engineering Systems
Naval Weapons Systems
Evolution of Warfare
Naval Operations
Naval Leadership and Ethics
Amphibious Warfare
History of Sea Power
The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense
Total Hours14

Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of coursework with a grade of C or better.

Scholarship Requirements

Navy and Marine National Scholarship students must complete the following requirements:

Two English courses from the following options: 6
Basic Writing
English Composition and Rhetoric
Introduction to Fiction
Contemporary Literature
Introduction to Poetry
Writing about Literature
Introduction to Fiction Writing
Introduction to Poetry Writing
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
Networked and Multimodal Composition
Milton H
Life Writing H
Advanced Expository Writing for the Humanities
Advanced Expository Writing for Law
Grammar of Current English
Investigations in Academic Writing and Writing Centers
One course in American history or national security policy from the following options:3
The Vietnam War
Terrorism and Political Violence
American History since 1865
The World since 1945
United States-Latin American Relations
Europe and the World Wars, 1914-1945
Guerrillas and Counterinsurgencies in Latin America
The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense
Air Power and Modern Warfare
The Pacific War, 1937-1945: Its Causes and Legacy
National and International Security
Global History of Warfare
The History of Intelligence Operations
War and American Society to 1903
War and American Society, 1903 to the Present
The United States in World War II
American Foreign Policy: Formulation and Conduct
Seminar on Terrorism
International Conflict Processes
National Security Decision Making
One course in world culture and regional studies from the following options:3
Introduction to Africa
Contemporary China-Africa Relations
Ghanaian Society and Culture
Senegalese Society and Culture
The Peoples of Africa
Anthropology of War and Peace
Introduction to Arab Cultures
Introduction to Iranian Culture
Southeast Asia to the Early 19th Century
Southeast Asia since the Early 19th Century
Introduction to Chinese History
Modern East Asia
History of the Indian Subcontinent to 1750
History of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh: South Asia since 1750
History of Muslim Societies to 1500
HIstory of Muslim Societies since 1500
Asia: An Introduction
Survey of South Asian Cultural History
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Modern Muslim Societies
Eastern Asia
South Asia
History of Iraq
The Conflict over Israel/Palestine
China in the World
Japan's Modern Revolution
Japan in the 20th Century
Memory, Massacres, and Monuments in Southeast Asia
Culture and Power in Southeast Asia
Revolution in the Modern Middle East
Introduction to Chinese Civilization
The Rise of China: A Global and Multidisciplinary Approach
Transnational Geographies of Muslim Societies
Modern African History
Introduction to Chinese History
History of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh: South Asia since 1750
History of Muslim Societies to 1500
HIstory of Muslim Societies since 1500
Russia under the Last Tsars and Soviet Commissars
Empires and Cultures in the Modern World
East Central Europe from the 18th Century to the Present
The Modern Middle East
Introduction to Japanese Culture
Premodern Japanese History and Culture
Early Modern Japanese History and Culture
The Culture of Modern, Imperial Japan, 1900-1945
History, Memory, and Reality in Contemporary Korea
Education and Social Changes in Contemporary Korea
Introduction to Comparative Politics H
Political Change and Modernization
The Politics of China
Africa and International Conflict
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Modern Muslim Societies
Sociology of the Islamic World
Six hours of physics-based calculus and six hours of physics at or above MATH 231 and PHYS 11812
Total Hours24
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans can be used as a guide to identify the courses required to complete the major and other requirements needed for degree completion within the expected eight semesters. The actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Students should meet with their academic advisor to create a degree plan that is specific and unique to their interests. The sample plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UNC–Chapel Hill in the fall term. Some courses may not be offered every term.

Whether you are a Navy Scholarship, Marine Corps Scholarship, College Programmer, or are pursuing a naval science minor, there is a plan for your success. Below are sample plans of study for students. All elective courses outside of the Department of Naval Science are ROTC scholarship requirements and do not count toward a naval science minor.

Navy Scholarship Plan of Study 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
NAVS 101 Introduction to Naval Science 1-3
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
English elective 3
Hours 4-6
Spring Semester
HIST 212 History of Sea Power 3
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
English elective 3
Hours 6
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
NAVS 301 Naval Ships Engineering Systems 3
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
MATH 231 Calculus of Functions of One Variable I 4
American History or National Security Policy elective 3
Hours 10
Spring Semester
NAVS 201 Naval Leadership and Management 3
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
MATH 232 Calculus of Functions of One Variable II 4
World Culture and Regional Studies elective 3
Hours 10
Junior Year
Fall Semester
NAVS 202 Navigation 3
NAVS 202L Navigation Laboratory 1
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
PHYS 118 Introductory Calculus-based Mechanics and Relativity 4
Hours 8
Spring Semester
NAVS 301 Naval Ships Engineering Systems 3
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
PHYS 119 Introductory Calculus-based Electromagnetism and Quanta 4
Hours 7
Senior Year
Fall Semester
NAVS 402 Naval Leadership and Ethics 3
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
AERO 393 Air and Space Expeditionary Training Counts as University Experiential Learning Credit 1
Hours 4
Spring Semester
NAVS 401 Naval Operations 4
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
Hours 4
Total Hours 53-55

Marine Corps Scholarship Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
NAVS 101 Introduction to Naval Science 1-3
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
English elective 3
Hours 4-6
Spring Semester
HIST 212 History of Sea Power 3
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
English elective 3
Hours 6
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
American History or National Security Policy elective 3
Hours 3
Spring Semester
NAVS 201 Naval Leadership and Management 3
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
Hours 3
Junior Year
Fall Semester
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
Hours 0
Spring Semester
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
NAVS 311 Evolution of Warfare 3
Hours 3
Senior Year
Fall Semester
NAVS 402 Naval Leadership and Ethics 3
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
Hours 3
Spring Semester
NAVS 500 Naval Science Laboratory 0
NAVS 411 Amphibious Warfare 3
Hours 3
Total Hours 25-27