As a Naval ROTC Scholarship or College Program student you are required to complete the NROTC academic program which consists of three parts: Baccalaureate Degree, Navy Specified Courses, and Naval Science Courses.
1. The university’s baccalaureate degree program with a selected academic major. As a future Naval Officer, you are encouraged to pursue certain degrees.Navy Option Scholarship Midshipmen. Scholarship students are encouraged to pursue majors in engineering, mathematics, or the physical sciences, although Navy Option Scholarship midshipmen may elect to pursue any academic major.
Navy Option College Program Midshipmen. College Program students may pursue any academic major noting the advantage of majoring in engineering or science when competing for a scholarship.
Marine Corps Option Midshipmen. Students may pursue any academic major, however, the MOI will guide students to select a field of study beneficial to a career as a Marine Corps officer.
3. Naval Science courses.
NAVAL SCIENCE COURSE DESCRIPTION135 Introduction to Naval Science: Introduction to the structure, principles, and practices, lines of command and control, and functions of the various components of the naval service. Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.
137 Seapower and Maritime Affairs: Analysis of U.S. Navy development and campaigns; evolution of strategic, tactical, and maritime doctrines; interaction of naval affairs with national security and domestic policies. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. (Duplicates credit in former NSC 282.)
251 Seamanship and Ship Operations: Vector solutions of relative motion, tactical problems; tactical communications, instructions; fleet communications, organizations; rules of the Nautical Road; aviation and maritime meteorology; operation plans and orders. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 1 hour. (Duplicates credit in former NSC 336.)
283 Naval Ships Systems I (Engineering): Types, structure, and purpose of Naval ships, compartmentation, propulsion systems, auxiliary power systems, interior communications, ship control; ship design and stability. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. (Duplicates credit in former NSC 136.)
335 Navigation: Purposes, methods, and instruments of navigation; terrestrial and celestial navigation and nautical astronomy; time diagrams; lines of position by observation of celestial bodies. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.
337 Naval Ships Systems II (Weapons): Systems approach to naval weapons; linear analysis of ballistics; weapons control systems configurations and dynamics. Field trips. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. (Duplicates credit in former NSC 250.)
343 Evolution of Warfare: Causes and practice of warfare from ancient times; impact of changes in strategy, tactics, and technology; modern revolutionary warfare, global conflict, and politico-military relationships. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.
392 Amphibious Warfare: Concepts of seaborne military operations; relationship of factors involved; characteristic operations of World War II; amphibious operation planning. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.
453 Leadership and Management I: Principles of human relationships; principles of decision-making and management at the junior officer level; theory and techniques of leadership. Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.
454 Leadership and Management II: Introduction to primary duties of junior naval officers; counseling and interviewing techniques; review of basic administrative responsibilities at the division officer level. Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.