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Naval ROTC Curriculum

As a part of the NROTC program, midshipmen are required to take a series of classes taught by University of Maryland NROTC unit Staff Officers. Navy midshipmen will take eight classes and Marines are required to take six classes, but are not limited to that number.

Required Classes for all Midshipmen (Course Numbers are TBD)

  • Introduction to Naval Science

  • Seapower and Maritime Affairs

  • Leadership and Management

  • Leadership and Ethics

Marine Class Options

  • Evolution of Warfare

  • Amphibious Warfare

Navy Class Options

  • Navigation

  • Naval Ship Systems I Engineering

  • Naval Ship Systems II Weapons

  • Naval Operations and Seamanship

In addition to Naval Science coursework, all Navy option midshipmen are required to fulfill the following credits:

  • Six credits of Calculus-based Physics

  • Six credits of Calculus

  • Three credits of American Military History or National Security Policy

  • Six credits of English

  • Three credits of Cross-Cultural or Regional Studies

For the Navy option, the usual sequence of courses is:

  • Freshman: Introduction to Naval Science and Seapower and Maritime Affairs

  • Sophomore: Leadership and Management and Navigation

  • Junior: Naval Engineering and Naval Weapons Systems

  • Senior: Naval Operations and Leadership and Ethics

For the Marine Corps option, the usual sequence of courses is:

  • Freshman: Introduction to Naval Science and Seapower and Maritime Affairs

  • Sophomore: Leadership and Management and an Elective

  • Junior: Evolution of Warfare and an Elective

  • Senior: Amphibious Warfare and Leadership and Ethics


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Naval ROTC
Reckord Armory Rm 0110, 4490 Rossborough Ln.
College Park, MD 20742
email: navalrotc@umd.edu
phone: 301-314-6289 | fax: 301.314.1880