College Program  Applications are Available.  See link below!

The College Program is a non-scholarship opportunity to participate in Naval ROTC and begin your career as a Naval Officer.  It is available to incoming freshmen and sophomores who did not receive a Four Year National Naval ROTC Scholarship (Navy or Marine Corps). Students applying for the College Program must first gain admission to Auburn University and then complete and submit the 2014-2015 college program application to this unit at the address listed below. The College Program consists of two categories: Basic and Advanced. Basic College Program students are freshmen and sophomores who, after acceptance into the program, will enroll in the regular naval science classes and labs, receive uniforms and naval science textbooks, and become full participants in the Naval Battalion. The Commanding Officer will then nominate qualified sophomores for selection to continue in the program as juniors and seniors, which is known as “Advanced Standing.” In addition to the Basic benefits, an Advanced Standing College Program student receives a monthly stipend of $350 their junior year and $400 their senior year, but still receives no money for tuition or books. College Program students attend only one four-week summer training event which occurs between their junior and senior years.  All scholarship awards are performance-based.

2014 -2015 College Program Application

On the first page of your application please circle the program to which you are applying (Marine or Navy College Program).

Additionally, Marine Option Candidates are to submit a recent full length photo along with their application.

Your application for the 2014-2015 academic year must be submitted to the recruiting officer no later than 01-Jun-2014.

Mail or scan and email these completed documents to our recruiting officer at:

NROTC Unit
William F. Nichols Center
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849-5515

Attn: Recruiting Officer

Naval ROTC Course Requirements

Naval ROTC students are required to take a three credit naval science course each semester through their senior year. The associated lab is zero credits, but serves as a place-holder for drill periods. The curriculum includes the following courses:

Navy Option:

  • NAVS 1010 Introduction to Naval Science
  • NAVS 1011 Lab
  • NAVS 1020 Seapower and Maritime Affairs
  • NAVS 1021 Lab
  • NAVS 2010 Leadership and Management
  • NAVS 2011 Lab
  • NAVS 2060 Navigation
  • NAVS 2021 Lab
  • NAVS 3050 Naval Ship Systems I (Engineering)
  • NAVS 3011 Lab
  • NAVS 3060 Naval Ship Systems II (Weapons)
  • NAVS 3021 Lab
  • NAVS 4050 Naval Operation and Seamanship
  • NAVS 4011 Lab
  • NAVS 4020 Leadership and Ethics
  • NAVS 4021 Lab

Navy College Program students enjoy significant advantages over scholarship students such as the ability to choose any major (i.e. College Program students are not subject to the Tier system), no requirement to take Calculus and Physics and they are never obligated to their respective service while in college (e.g. a graduating College Program student may decline his or her commission without penalty up until they sign their Oath of Office after graduation).  A complete listing of course requirements may be found here:                Course Requirement Encl (1). 

The amount of credit for these courses that can be applied toward the student’s degree varies with each curriculum. Consult the Auburn University Bulletin for specific details.

Marine Corps Option:

  • NAVS 1010 Introduction to Naval Science
  • NAVS 1011 Lab
  • NAVS 1020 Seapower and Maritime Affairs
  • NAVS 1021 Lab
  • NAVS 2010 Leadership and Management
  • NAVS 2011 Lab
  • NAVS 3030 Evolution of Warfare
  • NAVS 3021 Lab
  • NAVS 4030 Amphibious Warfare
  • NAVS 4011 Lab
  • NAVS 4020 Leadership and Ethics
  • NAVS 4021 Lab

The amount of credit for these courses that can be applied towards the student's degree varies with each curriculum. Consult the Auburn University Bulletin for specific details.

Majors

Auburn Majors Tiers

Academic majors are divided into 3 Tiers. Tier 1 is technical, Tier 2 is Science and Math and Tier 3 non-technical. As of Fall 2009, scholarships are tied to academic degrees. A student changing from a major in a higher tier to a major in a lower tier will risk losing their scholarship.

Last Updated: Feb. 4, 2014

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