Honor. Courage. Commitment.
The Department of Naval Science develops future officers mentally, morally, and physically, and instills in them the highest ideals of duty, loyalty, and core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment in order to commission college graduates as Naval officers. These students will possess a basic professional background, will be motivated toward careers in the Naval Service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.