ROTC: Naval ROTC/Naval Science
Fordham University is linked by a formal written agreement with SUNY Maritime College and Maritime’s Navy ROTC Unit. This permits Fordham students to enroll in the Navy ROTC Program at Maritime and be commissioned as officers in the Navy or Marine Corps upon receiving their bachelor’s degrees.
Navy ROTC midshipmen lead basically the same campus life as other Fordham undergraduates. They make their own arrangements for college enrollment, room and board; pursue studies leading to the bachelor’s degree; and may take part in any extracurricular activities that do not interfere with their Navy ROTC requirements. During drills, summer training periods, and specified naval science classes, they wear uniforms furnished by the government and must conduct themselves in a military manner. Naval science classes and drills are held at the Maritime College, located in historic Fort Schuyler on the Throggs Neck peninsula.
To receive a commission, a midshipman must complete all requirements for a bachelor’s degree in accordance with Fordham University rules and regulations. He or she also must complete certain courses specified by the Navy. The Navy is interested in producing top-quality officers, so midshipmen are expected to maintain above-average grades.
Those interested in obtaining more information about the four-year and two-year Navy ROTC Scholarship and College Programs should refer to the pertinent paragraphs in the Grants and Scholarships section under the Financial Services chapter of this bulletin or:
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The general academic requirements for scholarship program midshipmen include
- Major in any field of study leading to a bachelor’s degree
- Complete the following courses:
Course List Course Title Credits Calculus Courses 1 MATH 1206 CALCULUS I 4 MATH 1207 CALCULUS II 4 Physics Courses 1 PHYS 1501 GENERAL PHYSICS I 3 PHYS 1502 GENERAL PHYSICS II 3 American Military History or National Security Policy Select one semester of American Military History or National Security Policy, as approved by the professor of naval science Foreign Language/Cultural Studies Course Select one semester of foreign language/cultural studies Naval Science Courses 2 NAVY 1100 NAVAL LABORATORY I 0 NAVY 1101 NAVAL ORIENTATION (Freshman Year) 0 NAVY 1102 HISTORY OF SEA POWER 3 NAVY 2200 NAVAL LABORATORY II (Sophomore Year) 0 NAVY 2201 NAVAL LEADERSHIP I 2 NAVY 2204 NAVIGATION AND NAVAL OPERATION I 3 NAVY 3300 NAVAL LABORATORY III (Junior Year) 0 NAVY 3303 NAVAL SHIP SYS I (ENGINEERING) 3 3 NAVY 3304 NAVAL WEAPONS SYSTEMS 3 NAVY 3311 EVOLUTION OF WARFARE 3 NAVY 3312 AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE 3 NAVY 4400 NAVAL LABORATORY IV (Senior Year) 0 NAVY 4402 NAVAL LEADERSHIP II 2 NAVY 4403 NAVIGATION & NAVAL OPER II 4 3 Total Credits 39
Calculus and physics are optional for college program (nonscholarship) midshipmen, but must be taken if the midshipman desires to be nominated for a scholarship. Calculus and physics are not required for Marine Option midshipmen.
These naval science courses are taken regardless of a student’s academic major.
Formerly NAVY 2202 MARINE ENGINEERING.
Formerly NAVY 3302 NAVAL OPERATIONS.