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Military Leadership - Navy (Minor)

The minor in military leadership is a high quality, interdisciplinary, multidimensional, experiential, and culturally diverse program that exposes students to, and prepares them for, real life leadership opportunities and challenges. A foundation of naval science is established including naval history, shipboard navigation, naval operations, ship systems, evolution of warfare, and manuevering warfare. Students explore issues of leadership, citizenship, and social change within the context of an inquiry, experiential, and competency-based instructional design.

Military Leadership - Navy (Minor)


Description


What is Military Leadership - Navy at ODU like?

The minor in military leadership is a high quality, interdisciplinary, multidimensional, experiential, and culturally diverse program that exposes students to, and prepares them for, real life leadership opportunities and challenges. A foundation of naval science is established including naval history, shipboard navigation, naval operations, ship systems, evolution of warfare, and manuevering warfare. Students explore issues of leadership, citizenship, and social change within the context of an inquiry, experiential, and competency-based instructional design.

Program Highlights


What makes Military Leadership - Navy at ODU unique?

  • Educational: comprehensive review of any and all topics related to the United States Navy and Marine Corps including technical expertise, seamanship, and exemplary warfare capabilities

  • Enthusiasm: each course is taught by an Active Duty Naval or Marine Corps Officer that has a plethora of experience and knowledge acquired throughout their careers

  • Applicability: classroom knowledge directly translates to the fundamental skills required of Naval and Marine Corps junior officers to maintain, utilize, and fight the most technologically advanced machinery in the world

  • COVE: The Conning Officer Virtual Environment (COVE) provides state-of-the-art navigation and shiphandling training and can emulate the U.S. Navy’s homeports and almost every routine port of call around the world

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders, All Other

MEDIAN SALARY


All military officer special and tactical operations leaders not listed separately.

Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members, All Other

MEDIAN SALARY


All military enlisted tactical operations and air/weapons specialists and crew members not listed separately.

Command and Control Center Officers

MEDIAN SALARY


Manage the operation of communications, detection, and weapons systems essential for controlling air, ground, and naval operations. Duties include managing critical communication links between air, naval, and ground forces; formulating and implementing emergency plans for natural and wartime disasters; coordinating emergency response teams and agencies; evaluating command center information and need for high-level military and government reporting; managing the operation of surveillance and detection systems; providing technical information and advice on capabilities and operational readiness; and directing operation of weapons targeting, firing, and launch computer systems.

Aerospace Engineers

$115,300

MEDIAN SALARY


Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, Navy SEALs, Pentagon

Courses


What are some courses offered in Military Leadership - Navy at ODU?

NAVS 301:
Navigation and Naval Operations I


In-depth study of piloting including theory, principles and procedures. Includes use of charts, visual and electronic aids, and theory and operation of compasses. Other topics include tides, currents, effects of wind and weather, and nautical rules of the road. Prerequisite: departmental permission.

NAVS 402:
Leadership and Ethics


Capstone course, designed to equip the student with the critical thinking skills to address moral and ethical dilemmas frequently faced by naval officers. Prerequisite: completion of all previous NAVS courses.

HIST 360:
American Military History


The course is a study of American military policy, 1763 to the present, in relation to its political, economic, and social implications. Prerequisites: HIST 100H or HIST 101H or HIST 102H or HIST 103H or HIST 104H or HIST 105H or HIST 126H or HIST 127H.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Military Leadership - Navy at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Military Leadership - Navy should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • All students are eligible to register and participate in NAVS courses regardless whether they are in the NROTC program. 

  • The Military Leadership – Navy minor can be declared by contacting a staff member within the Naval Science department.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Scholarships


Visit ODU NROTC for scholarship opportunities.

Next Steps


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Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

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