University Catalog 2023-2024

Military Studies: Naval Science (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The Departments of Aerospace Studies (AS), Military Science (MS), and Naval Science (NS) offers a minor in Military Studies to any undergraduate degree student interested in learning about military skills and careers. Students will develop the mental, moral, and physical skills needed to make them capable of being stronger leaders. The desire to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government will be instilled. Students will also be instilled the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty in order to commission college graduates as officers with a basic professional background and motivation toward careers in the military.


To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. To apply to Add a Minor, go to:


The commanders of the respective concentrations will certify the minor prior to graduation (see the contact information below). The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.

Contact Persons

Aerospace Studies

Lt Col Steven P. Jordan, Air Force ROTC
Reynolds Coliseum Suite 137
(919) 515-2417 

Military Science

Bill Boucher
Reynolds Coliseum Room 151C

Naval Science

Captain Brian J. Tanaka
Reynolds Coliseum

SIS Code:  24MSNSM

Plan Requirements

  • Complete 15 credit hours from any one of the following concentrations.
  • A grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all courses taken.
  • A minimum of 6 hours must be taken at the 300 or 400 level. Students may combine courses from the lists.

Required Courses (15 credit hours)

Choose from one of the three (3) concentrations: Aerospace Studies, Military Science, or Naval Science.

Aerospace Studies

AS 121Heritage and Values I1
AS 122Heritage and Values II1
AS 221Team and Leadership Fundamentals I1
AS 222Team and Leadership Fundamentals II1
AS 321Leading People and Effective Communication I3
AS 322Leading People and Effective Communication II3
AS 421National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty I3
AS 422National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty II3

Military Science

MS 101Introduction to Leadership and Values I1
MS 102Basic Military Leadership1
MS 201Intermediate Leadership Theory I2
MS 301Military Leadership and Training Management3
MS 302Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations3
MS 401Advanced Military Science - Leadership and Systems Management3
MS 402Advanced Military Science - Military Justice, Ethics and Professionalism3

Naval Science

NS 110Introduction to Naval Science2
NS 210Leadership and Management3
NS 315Naval Engineering3
NS 315Naval Engineering3
NS 225Navigation4
NS 415Naval Operations4
NS 330Evolution of Warfare3
NS 325Naval Weapons Systems3
HI 351U.S. Naval History3
NS 420Naval Leadership and Ethics3
NS 430Amphibious Warfare3

Elective Courses

Students have the ability to choose among the various courses for the concentrations listed above.