Academics

To meet the mission of the NROTC program to develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically, the NROTC program is structured to incorporate a naval science course instructed by an active duty officer each semester, a once-weekly naval science lab period, and weekly physical training. NROTC academic requirements consist of three parts: your university's baccalaureate degree program with a selected academic major, NROTC-specified courses, and naval science course.

Academic Requirements

Navy Option Scholarship specified courses include:

  • Calculus (two semesters) – completed by end of sophomore year
  • Calculus-based Physics (two semesters) - completed by end of junior year
  • American Military History/National Security Policy (one semester)
  • Regional Studies/Cultural Awareness (one semester)
  • English/Other Writing Intensive (two semesters)

Navy Option College Program specified courses include:

  • College Algebra or Advanced Trigonometry (two semesters) – completed by end of junior year
  • Physical Science (two semesters) – completed by end of senior year
  • American Military History/National Security Policy (one semester)
  • Regional Studies/Cultural Awareness (one semester)
  • English/Other Writing Intensive (two semesters)

Marine Option (Scholarship and College Program) specified courses include:

  • American Military/National Security Policy (one semester)
  • English/Other Writing Intensive (two semesters)

Naval Science Courses -The naval science courses are instructed by the NROTC unit staff. Students will enroll in one naval science course each semester, unless otherwise directed. In addition, all NROTC students enroll in a naval science lab, a single course attended by all NROTC students intended to cover all program objectives not included in formal naval science courses. Topics cover Navy and Marine Corps policies, general military training, guest speakers, and other professional development subjects.  The normal naval science course progression is as follows:

Additional course descriptions

Title

Year Taken

Required

Intro to Naval Science

Freshman/fall

All

Sea Power and Maritime Affairs

Freshman/spring

All

Organization and Management

Sophomore/fall

All

Navigation

Sophomore/spring

Navy option

Evolution of Warfare

Junior or senior/fall

Marine option

Amphibious Warfare

Junior or senior/fall

Marine option

Ships Engineering Systems

Junior/fall

Navy option

Ships Weapons Systems

Junior/spring

Navy option

Naval Operations

Senior/fall

Navy option

Leadership and Ethics

Senior/spring

All

Naval Science Lab

All

All