The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit at the
University of Virginia is one of 58 that have been established in universities
and colleges throughout the United States. Students who enroll in the unit,
complete the required courses, and obtain bachelors degrees, qualify for commission
as Ensigns in the Navy, or as Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps. There
are three classes of enrollees: scholarship, college program, and naval science
students. Students may choose the major they prefer.
Department of Naval Science
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400158
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4158
Navy-Marine Scholarship Program Students enter the program
through nation-wide selection conducted by the Navy and Marine Corps. Benefits
include tuition and fees, uniforms, $600 per year for textbooks, and a monthly
stipend of $250 (1st year), $300 (2d year), $350 (3rd year) and $400 (4th year).
Scholarship students are required to complete a naval science course each semester
and to attend NASC 100/200/300/400 one period each week for eight semesters,
in addition to three summer training periods of four to six weeks each.
Navy-Marine College Program Students in this program
are provided uniforms and naval science textbooks. During their third and fourth
years, they receive a monthly subsistence allowance of $350 in the third year
and $400 in their fourth year. College program students complete the same naval
science courses as the scholarship students; however, they complete only one
summer training period during their last year at the University. The vast majority
of college program students are awarded scholarships after their second year,
based on academic and NROTC performance.
The scholarship and college programs are available in a two-year
format to any qualified student at the University. Students apply during the
spring term of their second year. If accepted, they attend a six-week summer
Naval Science Institute and enroll in the NROTC program at the beginning of
their third academic year.
Naval Science Students Inquiries concerning enrollment
in the Naval ROTC unit should be addressed to the Professor of Naval Science,
Maury Hall. Any student enrolled at the University may take naval science courses
with the approval of the Department of Naval Science. These enrollees are not
Naval ROTC students; however, they may be considered for enrollment upon request.
Prospective NROTC students should contact the department for
specific program requirements.
NASC 100, 200, 300, 400 - (0) (S)
Develops leadership skills through seminars and practical experience
in leadership positions within the midshipman battalion.
NASC 101 - (0) (Y)
Introduction to Naval Science
Surveys the histories of both the U.S.
Navy and Marine Corps. Introduces the Naval Service as an organization with particular
and policies. Examines the nature of authority; issues of communication, productivity,
and morale; and how a military organization adapts to change. Develops the students
ability to function effectively within the structure of Navy society.
NASC 102 - (3) (Y)
Naval Ships Systems I
An integrated presentation of naval ship design and operation,
including closed and open thermodynamic cycles; efficiency and efficiency enhancement;
major propulsion and support system components; operations and casualty response;
electricity generation; electrical power distribution and conversion relative
to naval engineering plants; shipboard battle damage control; and naval architecture.
NASC 201 - (3) (Y)
Naval Ship Systems II
Introduces the theory and design of naval weapons systems.
Emphasizes understanding basic theoretical considerations for weapons systems,
detection, tracking, computation, weapon delivery systems, the fire control
problem, and system integration.
NASC 202 - (3) (Y)
Seapower and Maritime Affairs
Surveys international maritime history and provides a review
American maritime history and policy. Examines American naval involvement in
regional and global conflicts; evolution in technology and management; the role
of the navies in foreign policy; and the influence of seapower on history. Discusses
historical examples and current trends.
NASC 301 - (3) (Y)
Studies the theory, principles, and procedures of marine navigation,
including piloting, electronic navigation, and celestial navigation.
NASC 302 - (3) (Y)
Studies the principles and procedures of surface ship operations,
including relative motion, rules of the nautical road, marine weather, and ship
NASC 311 - (0) (Y)
Corequisite: NASC 301.
Practical application of navigation principles.
NASC 312 - (0) (Y)
Naval Operations Laboratory
Corequisite: NASC 302.
Practical application of naval operations, with
special emphasis on maneuvering board and rules of the road.
NASC 351 - (3) (Y)
Evolution of Warfare
Historical development of the tactics and strategies of warfare.
Examines the social, economic, and political posture of adversaries, and considers
the great military leaders and organizations throughout history.
NASC 352 - (3) (Y)
A historical survey and evaluation of the concept, doctrinal
origins, and strategic role of amphibious power projection. Emphasizes research
and battle studies that illustrate the unique challenges and capabilities of
NASC 401 - (3) (Y)
Introduces leadership principles and concepts, and their practical
applications in military and non-military settings. Discusses selected readings
and student produced essays, analyzing several books on leadership. Examines
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.
NASC 402 - (3) (Y)
Prerequisite: NASC 401.
A continuation of the principles and concepts
of leadership through readings, exercises, and discussion. Topics include selected
and case studies in leadership, core values and ethics, and legal issues.