In order to be a member of the NROTC Company, one must be enrolled in classes full-time at the university (at least 12-non NROTC credit hours per semester). In addition to taking university classes, a Midshipman will also take Naval Science classes. There is one Naval Science class offered each semester, freshman through senior year. These classes give you an introduction to the United States Naval Service, its history and traditions, its warfare communities and platforms, navigation and rules of the road, military law, leadership, and ethics.
In addition to university and Naval Science classes, a Midshipman will participate in a weekly drill period where they apply the skills they learn in the classroom. The drill periods are organized and run by Company upperclassmen. During these drill sessions, Midshipmen learn close order drill, attend briefings about the various warfare communities that make up the Naval Services, listen to fleet officers talk about their experiences, and discuss current events.
Students may participate in university activities from professional to social organizations, varsity and club athletics, fraternities, sororities, and more.
Physical fitness is an integral part of being a Naval Officer. Navy option Midshipmen are required to participate in and pass the Physical Fitness Assessment, which is run twice a year. This test includes curl-ups, push-ups, and a 1.5 mile timed run. Marine option Midshipmen are required to participate in and pass a Physical Fitness Assessment, which includes; crunches, pull-ups, and a 3 mile timed run. (Removed “push-ups” from last sentence).
For more information, http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/physical_requirements.html
To be considered for an academic scholarship, prospective students must meet the national criteria. For more information, please visit http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarship_criteria.html.
The academic tier groups correspond to the level of technical difficulty associated with each major. The more technically challenging majors (i.e. Mechanical Engineering) are listed as Tier 1 majors while the less technically challenging majors (i.e. History) are listed as Tier 3 majors. Navy and Marine Corps members operate some of the worlds most advanced technology and equipment; thus, the Midshipmen are encouraged to pursue Tier 1 and Tier 2 majors.