Naval Science


The mission of the Department of Naval Science at Norwich University is to develop young men and women morally, mentally and physically, and to instill in them the highest ideals of courage, honor and commitment. The Naval Science program educates and trains young men and women for leadership positions in the increasingly technical U.S. Naval service. Through the National Scholarship Board and the College Program, midshipmen are prepared for service as commissioned officers in the active components of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

Goals of the Naval ROTC program

The primary goals of the Naval ROTC program are to provide students with:

  • a strong sense of personal integrity, honor, and individual responsibility
  • leadership training that will enable them to successfully lead others under stressful and demanding conditions
  • an understanding of the fundamental concepts of naval science and a basic level of military aptitude
  • an academic background that will allow them to successfully undertake demanding leadership and managerial positions
  • a high state of physical fitness for personal health and performance.

Naval Science Laboratory

The Naval Science Laboratory is a weekly laboratory, normally two hours in length, conducted during each academic semester. Emphasis is placed on professional training that is not of an academic nature. The laboratory is intended for such topics as drill and ceremonies, leadership and ethics, physical fitness and swim testing, cruise preparation, cruise evaluation, sail training, safety awareness, preparation for commissioning, personal finances, insurance and applied exercises in naval ship systems, navigation, naval operations, naval administration and military justice.

View a list of Naval Science course descriptions.

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