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Naval Science

The Navy and Marine Corps program provides a professional curriculum in naval science. Students are enrolled in two categories: the Scholarship Program and the non-scholarship College Program. Students in both categories take the same professional courses and extracurricular military training. The major differences in the two categories lie in the areas of selection, financial aid and summer cruises.

NROTC Scholarship Students

Scholarship students are selected for enrollment in the program through a nationwide competition conducted each year. Selected candidates are appointed as Midshipman, USNR or USMCR, by the Secretary of the Navy; are enlisted in the United States Naval or Marine Corps Individual Ready Reserve; and receive tuition, fees, a cash stipend for textbooks and equipment, uniforms and a subsistence allowance beginning at $250 a month and increasing with seniority in the program. Navy option students participate in at-sea training during the three summers of their four-year college curriculum. Marine option students' training will include at-sea training, mountain warfare training and Officer Candidate School. Midshipmen receive all travel expenses and are paid approximately $975 per month during their summer training periods. Upon receipt of a baccalaureate degree and completion of all naval science professional courses, graduates are commissioned as Ensign, U.S. Navy Reserve or as Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps. These officers agree to retain their commissions for eight years, during which time they serve a minimum of five or four years on active duty, respectively.

Interested candidates may obtain complete details about the Navy and Marine Corps Scholarship programs from their guidance counselors, naval recruiting stations or the NROTC Unit, Purdue University, at www.purdue.edu/nrotc.

College Program Students

A number of students are selected for enrollment each year by the Professor of Naval Science. Applicants are screened and selected on the basis of personal interviews, past academic achievement and school and community involvement. Students interested in receiving more information about the College Program should check "Naval ROTC" on their application for admission to Purdue University. All application information will then be mailed to the student. Requests for this or any other information about the program may be made by contacting the NROTC unit at Purdue University; 812 Third St.; West Lafayette, IN 47907-2006 or by calling 765-494-2055 or toll-free 866-466-0028. The Web address is www.purdue.edu/nrotc. Students desiring enrollment in the College Program should sign up for NS 11000 and 20200, and visit the NROTC offices before classes start.

College Program students are furnished uniforms and naval science textbooks. College Program students must be selected for advanced standing prior to their junior year to remain in the program. If selected, students will receive a subsistence allowance during the last two years, which increases with seniority. A four-week summer-at-sea training period is required and normally occurs between the junior and senior years. During the summer training period, students receive all travel expenses and are paid approximately $975 a month. Upon receipt of a baccalaureate degree and completion of all the naval science professional courses, graduates are commissioned as Ensign, U.S. Navy Reserve or Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps. These officers agree to retain their commissions for eight years, during which time they serve a minimum of five or four years on active duty, respectively.

Outstanding College Program students may be nominated for, and receive, NROTC scholarships after their freshman year. Academic performance at the University, military performance at the NROTC unit and community involvement are the selection criteria.

Two-Year Scholarship Program

A limited number of college students are selected during the spring of the sophomore year to participate in the last two years of the NROTC program. Applicants are screened and selected on the basis of personal interviews, past college performance and physical qualifications. Applicants must already have completed one year of calculus. An application for this program must be submitted prior to March during the student's sophomore year.

Students selected for the Two-Year Scholarship Program will attend the Naval Science Institute during the summer before the junior year to receive instruction and training similar to the first two years of the NROTC Four-Year Scholarship Program. Upon satisfactory completion of the Naval Science Institute, students will join the NROTC program as junior year scholarship program students. Two-Year Scholarship Program students then complete the final two years of the naval science curriculum.

Naval Science

Capt. Eugene W. Jones, USN, Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science
Cmdr. M.T. Huff, USN, Executive Officer
Professor: Capt. E.W. Jones, M.S.
Associate Professor: Cmdr. M.T. Huff, M.S.
Assistant Professors: Maj. T.L. Butts, USMC, M.M.; Lt. E.D. Ballinger, USN, B.S. Lt. B.J. Garcia, USN, B.A; Lt. J.B. Greenspan, USN, B.A.; Lt. R.B. Etter, USN, M.S.