Naval Science/Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC)

Program Requirements

All students must complete at least 18 credits of Naval Science (NAVSC) courses; subjects and credits appear under course descriptions (ROTC/NAVSC) later in this bulletin. College Program students must participate in one active duty training period (cruise) during the summer between junior and senior years. Scholarship students are required to participate in either two (Nurse) or three (Navy and Marine Corps) summer cruises prior to commissioning.

In addition, all Navy scholarship students must complete University courses in calculus, physics, national security policy, and American military affairs. Requirements for Nurse and Marine Corps scholarship students are somewhat less. College Program students must complete University courses in national security policy and American military affairs.

Career Paths

Students who receive their baccalaureate degree and complete the NROTC Program are commissioned as either Navy Ensigns or Marine Corps Second Lieutenants. Post-commission career paths for Navy option students include Surface Warfare Officer, Submarine Warfare Officer, Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer, or Special Operations Warfare Officer. Marine Corps option students can serve as either Ground or Aviation Marine Corps Officers. All students are obligated to serve a minimum of four years of active duty, though select career paths may require a greater minimum service time.

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NAVAL RESERVES OFFICER TRAINING CORPS WEBSITE

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WEBSITE

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS WEBSITE

Contact

University Park

NAVAL ROTC
315 Wagner Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-6289

http://nrotc.psu.edu/