OFFICE: Communication 130
TELEPHONE: 619-594-3985 / 619-594-1134 / 619-594-1135
FAX: 619-594-7848 / 619-260-6821
Chair: Olin, Captain Gerald R., Professor (M.S., University of San Diego; M.A. U.S. Naval War College)
Commander Kirby, Will, Associate Professor (B.S., United States Naval Academy)
The naval science program provides college students desiring to become Naval or Marine Corps reserve officers a basic professional background in the areas of leadership, ethics, and management; piloting and celestial navigation; nautical rules of the road; ship characteristics, design and propulsion; theory and employment of weapon systems; and development of warfare and amphibious operations. This curriculum is open to all university students. A graduate will be able to assume, through development of mind and character, the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.
The primary objectives of the Naval Science department curriculum are to provide:
- An understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of naval science;
- A basic understanding of associated professional knowledge;
- An appreciation of the requirements for national security;
- A strong sense of personal integrity, honor and individual responsibility; and,
- An educational background which will allow naval science students to undertake successfully, in later periods in their careers, advanced and continuing education in a field of application and interest to the Navy or Marine Corps.