The Department of Naval Science is home to both the US Marine Corps and US Navy and is part of the Defense Education unit, which comprises four of the US Military branches.

Minor codes and course requirements:

  • 811 - US Marine Corps
  • 812 - US Navy

To complete a minor in Naval Science (NS) and commission as an officer, NS Courses are taken in addition to your major degree. Declaring one of the Naval Science minors is mandatory at enrollment. Be sure to submit the minor code for your military option at the Office of the Registrar before classes begin. If you have questions after reviewing the resources on this page, please reach out to us via the Contact Us email portal. We will be happy to direct your question to one of our staff.

Admission to OSU will vary based on your academic history. All the information you need to understand the admission requirements and process, whether incoming as a freshman or transferring from another university, can be found at the Office of Admissions, or to begin the OSU application process go to Apply for Admission

The OSU Registration Handbook for 2018-2019 provides a guide to the registration process. This handbook is a valuable tool with information that can help you accomplish your academic goals.

Also check out OSU's Welcome Week information for details about your first week on campus.