Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Naval Science and Leadership (NSL)

18 Credit Hours

Undergraduate Studies


Minor Description

The minor in Naval Science and Leadership is coordinated through the Department of Naval Science and  is designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of Naval leadership doctrine and the fundamental principles by which Navy and Marine Corps leaders act to accomplish their mission. The minor lays out a framework by which the Navy and Marine Corps conduct routine operations and planning and it also provides a foundation in design theory with a practical application to naval platforms and weapon systems.

Total Minor Hours - 18 Hours

Core Courses - 12 Hours

  • NSC 1110 Introduction to Naval Science
  • NSC 1140 Sea Power and Maritime Affairs
  • NSC 2231 Principles of Naval Management I
  • NSC 4232 Principles of Naval Management II

Elective Courses - 6 Hours

Choose six credit hours from the following list of courses:

Additional Minor Requirements

GPA Requirement

The student must maintain a 2.0 GPA in the coursework required for the minor.

Grade Requirment

A minimum grade of "C" or better must be maintained in each course. "S" grades will not be accepted.

Residency Requirement

A minimum of 14 of the 18 credit hours must be earned at USF.

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