Navy Option Curriculum

Most Navy option scholarships are tied to a student majoring in a science or engineering program. For a list of acceptable majors please click on the Tier I and II major list found to the right.

Navy option midshipmen are required to complete the following courses addition to the requirements for their degree program:

Naval Science Courses

Freshman Year

OTP NS 103 Introduction to Naval Science (Fall Semester)
OTP NS 104 Sea Power and Maritime Affairs (Spring Semester)
OTP NS 111/112 Naval Science Laboratory (attendance mandatory both semesters)

Sophomore Year

OTP NS 203 Leadership and Management (Fall Semester)
OTP NS 204 Navigation (Spring Semester)
OTP NS 211/212 Naval Science Laboratory (attendance mandatory both semesters)

Junior Year

OTP NS 303 Naval Ship Systems I – Engineering (Fall Semester)
OTP NS 304 Naval Ship Systems II- Weapons (Spring Semester)
OTP NS 311/312 Naval Science Laboratory (attendance mandatory both semesters)

Senior Year

OTP NS 403 Naval Operations and Seamanship (Fall Semester)
OTP NS 404 Leadership and Ethics (Spring Semester)
OTP NS 411/412 Naval Science Laboratory (attendance mandatory both semesters)

Other Required Courses

Calculus

All scholarship students and those who are college program and wish to compete for a scholarship MUST complete two semesters of calculus by the start of their junior year. Acceptable courses are limited to: CAS MA 123, 124, 127, and 129 or MATH 100, 101, 102, 103, and 202 (Boston College).

Note: College Program students may complete two semesters of college algebra or advanced trigonometry instead of calculus. Acceptable course are MA 118, 120, 121, and MA 122. Completion of the Boston University College of General Studies two-year program also meets this requirement. College program students who elect to pursue this option vice the calculus option will not be able to later compete for a scholarship nor will they be eligible to become nuclear power trained officers.

Physics

All scholarship students and those who are college program and wish to compete for a scholarship MUST complete two semesters of calculus-based physics by the start of their senior year. Acceptable courses are limited to: CAS PY 211 and 212 or CAS PY 251 and CAS PY 251 or PHYS 209, 210, 211, and 212 (Boston College).

Note: College Program students may elect to complete two semesters of physical science which includes any physics or chemistry course and ES 144, 222, 301, and 317. Completion of the Boston University College of General Studies two-year program also meets this requirement. College program students who elect to pursue this option vice the physics option will not be able to later compete for a scholarship nor will they be eligible to become nuclear power trained officers.

American History / National Security Policy Course

All students must complete one course that focuses on U.S. military history, world military history, U.S. National Security policy, or a combination of these topics.

World Culture and Regional Studies Courses

All students must complete one course that has an emphasis on Third World, Far East, and/or Southwest Asia. This academic requirement is designed to expand in our future officer corps the awareness, sensitivity of world cultures and peoples.

English

All students must complete two semesters of English which may include WR 99, WR 100, WR 150, or AP credit. Students in Boston University’s College of General Studies may apply RH 101 and RH 102. Boston College students may apply EN 010 or higher and AP credit.

Note: Navy option is not available to Northeastern University students.