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This archived information is dated to the 2011-12 academic year only and may no longer be current.

For currently applicable policies and information, see the current Stanford Bulletin.

Naval ROTC

The Department of Naval Science at UC Berkeley offers programs of instruction for men and women leading to active duty commissions in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.


Navy option students enrolled in one of the four-year programs normally complete the following courses during the first two years. Students should consult for more information and changes to course offerings. Click on the Courses link to access course descriptions.


NS 1. Introduction to Naval Science

NS 2. Sea Power


NS 3. Leadership and Management

NS 10. Naval Ship Systems I: Engineering

Navy option students enrolled in either the four- or two-year program normally complete the following courses during their junior and senior years.


NS 12A. Navigation and Naval Operations I

NS 12B. Navigation and Naval Operations II


NS 401. Naval Ship Systems

NS 412. Leadership and Ethics

In addition to the above courses, Navy option ROTC students are required to participate in weekly professional development laboratories (drill) at UC Berkeley and complete a number of other courses at Stanford including one year of calculus, physics, and English, and one quarter of world cultural studies, and military history or national security policy.

In lieu of NS 401, NS 10, NS 12A and NS 12B, Marine option students participate in Marine Seminars and complete MA 154, History of Littoral Warfare, and MA 20, Evolution of Warfare, or a designated equivalent course. Marine option students also participate in the weekly professional development laboratories.

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