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.

Naval Officer addresses a lecture hall of students in uniform

Required Classes for all Midshipmen

  • NAVY100- Introduction to Naval Science 
  • NAVY101- Seapower and Maritime Affairs
  • NAVY200- Leadership and Management
  • NAVY401- Leadership and Ethics
  • NAVY108- Leadership Lab (all semesters)
  • NAVY302-Evolution of Warfare
  • NAVY402-Maneuver Warfare

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 Evolution of Warfare
  • Junior: Fundamentals of Maneuver Warfare 
  • Senior:  Leadership and Ethics
  • NAVY201-Navigation
  • NAVY300-Naval Ship Systems I Engineering
  • NAVY301-Naval Ship Systems II Weapons
  • NAVY400-Naval Operations and Seamanship

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

  • Seven credits of Calculus-based Physics (PHYS 161, PHYS 260, and PHYS 261)
  • Eight credits of Calculus (MATH 140 and 141)
  • 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
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