Marine Option Curriculum

Marine option midshipmen are required to complete the following courses in 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 either sophomore or junior year)
  • OTP NS 211/212 Naval Science Laboratory (attendance mandatory both semesters)

Junior Year

  • OTP NS 330 Evolution of Warfare (Fall Semester either sophomore or junior year)
  • OTP NS 410 Amphibious Warfare (Spring Semester either sophomore or junior year)
  • OTP NS 311/312 Naval Science Laboratory (attendance mandatory both semesters)

Senior Year

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

Other Required Courses

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.

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