Marine Option Requirements

NROTC academic requirements consist of three parts: your university's baccalaureate degree program with a selected academic major, NROTC-specified courses, and Naval Science courses.   

Marine Option Scholarship course requirements

In addition to the courses required for a degree, Marine Option Scholarship Midshipmen must take the following courses in order to commission:

  • American Military History/ National Security Policy (1 semester)
  • English/Other Writing Intensive (2 semesters)
  • Naval Science Lab and Naval Science Courses (6 courses)

Marine Option College Program course requirements

In addition to the courses required for a degree, Marine College Program midshipmen must take the following courses in order to commission:

  • American Military History/ National Security Policy (1 semester)
  • English/Other Writing Intensive (2 semesters)
  • Naval Science Lab and Naval Science Courses (6 Courses)

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 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:

Title

Year Taken

Intoduction to Naval Science

Freshman / Fall

Seapower in History

Freshman / Spring

Leadership and Management

Sophomore / Fall

Evolution of Warfare

Junior / Spring

Fundamentals of Maneuver Warfare

Senior / Fall

Leadership and Ethics

Senior / Spring

Naval Science Lab

All