Mission and Basic Program
The primary mission of the Department of Naval Science is to provide professional and leadership instruction to students who desire to serve as commissioned officers in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. The Naval ROTC program is administratively located under the Director of Military Activities and is situated, for academic matters, within the Batten College of Engineering and Technology.
The NROTC program consists of two courses of instruction: the four-year program and the two-year program. Both apply to scholarship and nonscholarship (college program) students.
The four-year program is divided into a two-year basic course and a two-year advanced course.
The basic course is normally pursued by NROTC midshipmen during their freshman and sophomore years. While most freshmen begin the basic course during the fall, it is possible to enter the program in the spring semester.