Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

Department of Naval Science

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Department Head: Boyce
Professor: Boyce
Associate Professor: Griggs
Assistant Navy Professors: Bostick, Boyle, Cleary, Lemonick, Morgan, Ware, Wiltz
Assistant Marine Corps Professors: Gillespie, Merten
Instructor: Ballard

The Department of Naval Science course of instruction is designed to provide students with the basic professional knowledge and leadership skills needed to become Navy and Marine Corps officers. In the initial three semesters, all students receive an introduction to the essential aspects of the Navy and Marine Corps warfighting team, the history of seapower and maritime affairs, and naval leadership and management.

Students receive their subsequent instruction in either Navy or Marine Corps service specific courses. Navy option students study naval engineering, combat systems, navigation, and naval operations and seamanship. Marine option students study Marine Corps organization and weapon systems, the historical development of warfare, and amphibious operations. Both options conclude with practical leadership training designed as final preparation for assuming the responsibilities of a junior officer in the Navy or Marine Corps.

An added value of being a member of The Citadel NROTC Unit is the opportunity to participate in a variety of quality off-campus Field Training Exercises (FTXs). These opportunities are enhanced by the close proximity, and eager support, of several local DoD organizations and installations. For Navy option midshipmen, FTXs include shipboard training, aviation operations, and joint operations with local Coast Guard assets. For Marine option midshipmen, FTXs consist of field orientation and tactical exercises conducted aboard nearby military installations.

More information about the Department of Naval Science may be found at www.citadel.edu/nrotc.


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