13: ROTC, Student Affairs, and Student Services

ROTC Programs | Student Affairs | Student Services

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Naval ROTC

The Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Unit is one of the 58 established in universities and colleges throughout the United States. Students who enroll in the unit, complete the required courses, and obtain a baccalaureate degree, qualify for a commission as an ensign in the Navy or as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. Students may choose the major they prefer.

Department of Naval Science
Maury Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903-3194
(804) 924-0970

There are three classes of enrollees: scholarship, college program, and naval science students.

Navy-Marine Scholarship Program   Students enter the program through nationwide selection conducted by the Navy and Marine Corps. Benefits include tuition, all textbooks, fees, uniforms, and $150 per month. Scholarship students are required to complete a naval science course each semester and to attend NASC 100/200/300/400 (Leadership Laboratory) one period each week for eight semesters. There are 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 subsistence allowance of $150 per month. College program students complete the same naval science courses as the scholarship students, and complete one summer training period during their last summer at the University. Scholarships are awarded to college program students annually, based upon their academic and NROTC performance.

Two-year forms of both the scholarship and college programs are available to any qualified student at the University. Application is made during the spring term of a student's second year. If accepted, the student attends a six- week summer Naval Science institute, and enrolls in the NROTC program at the beginning of his or her 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. Such enrollees are not Naval ROTC students; however, they may be considered for enrollment in one of the above programs upon request.

Course Descriptions

Note   Prospective NROTC students should contact the department for specific program requirements.

NASC 100/200/300/400 - (0) (S)
Leadership Laboratory

Development of leadership skills through Leadership Development Seminars and practical experience in leadership positions within the midshipman battalion.

NASC 101 - (0) (Y)
Introduction to Naval Science

A survey course including brief histories of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and an introduction to the Naval Service as an organization with particular reference to naval customs, procedures and policies; the nature of authority; issues of communication, productivity, and morale; and how a military organization adapts to change. A basic purpose is to improve the student's ability to function effectively in the Navy within the structure of the 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 as they relate to naval engineering plants, shipboard battle damage control, and naval architecture pertaining to considerations of construction, buoyancy, and stability.

NASC 201 - (3) (Y)
Naval Ship Systems II

An introduction to the theory and design of naval weapons systems. Primary emphasis is on 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

An overview of international maritime history and a concentrated review of American maritime history and policy. Attention is given to 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. Historical examples and current trends are discussed.

NASC 301 - (3) (Y)

A comprehensive study of the theory, principles and procedures of marine navigation including piloting, electronic navigation, and celestial navigation.

NASC 302 - (3) (Y)
Naval Operations

A comprehensive study of the principles and procedures of surface ship operations. Course includes relative motion, rules of the nautical road, marine weather, and ship handling.

NASC 311 - (0) (Y)
Navigation Laboratory

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

The historical development of tactics and strategy of warfare; the examination of the social, economic, and political posture of the adversaries; and the great military leaders and organizations throughout history.

NASC 352 - (3) (Y)
Amphibious Warfare

A historical survey and evaluation of the concept, doctrinal origins, and strategic role of amphibious power projection. Emphasis on research and presentation of battle studies illustrating unique challenges/capabilities of amphibious operations.

NASC 401 - (3) (Y)
Leadership I

A beginning study of leadership principles and concepts and their practical applications in military and non-military settings. Emphasis is on in-class discussion of selected readings and student produced essays analyzing several books on leadership. Covey's "Seven Habits" are introduced and discussed.

NASC 402 - (3) (Y)
Leadership II

Prerequisite: NASC 401
A continuation of the principles and concepts of leadership through readings, exercises and discussion. Topics include selected readings and case studies in leadership, core values and ethics, and legal issues.

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