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Navy-Marine Corps Four-Year Scholarship Program
Two-Year NROTC Scholarship Program
Summer Training
Specified University Courses
Furnished Items

Naval Science Minor
FAMU-FSU-TCC Cooperative Program

Naval Science Laboratory

Course Descriptions


The Naval Science Program at Florida A&M University (www.famu.edu/nrotc) is administered by the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Unit. This program affords selected men and women the opportunity to receive instruction in Navy specified courses which, in conjunction with the baccalaureate degree, will qualify them for a commission in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. Students enrolled in the university who are physically and mentally qualified are eligible to apply for the NROTC program.

As Naval Officers, Florida A&M University NROTC graduates become eligible for varied careers, serving in aviation squadrons, on surface ships, on submarines in the nuclear power program, at naval installations all over the world, or in the numerous sub-specialties as an officer of the Marines Corps. With the consent of the Professor of Naval Science, any student, although not enrolled in the NROTC program, is eligible for enrollment in naval science courses. The Florida A&M University NROTC Unit offers participation through three programs: (1) the Navy-Marine Corps Scholarship Programs, (2) the Navy-Marine Corps College Program, and (3) the Two- Year NROTC Scholarship Program.


Faculty
NROTC
Professor: Clarke Henderson, Col/USMC
Associate Professor: Robin Smith, CDR/USN
Assistant Professors: Anthony Sousa, Maj/USMC, Brian Sommer, LT/USN, Brian Rigez, LT/USN
Staff: Hall, Anthony D., HRA; Robinson, Calvin, Supply Officer; Laurevius Washington, GySgt/USMC. AMOI; Brown, Derrick, ADMIN: Sharpe, Ila D., Office Manager


The Navy-Marine Corps Four-Year Scholarship Program
- The NROTC Scholarship Program is open to young men and women of all races, creeds, and national origin who are United States citizens. Students are selected on their own merit to become officers in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Scholarship students are appointed Midshipmen, U.S. Navy.  The Navy pays for tuition, fees, $375 per semester textbook grant, uniforms, and a monthly subsistence allowance of $250 (freshman), $300 (sophomores), $350 (juniors), and $400 (seniors).

Scholarship students are normally selected through national competition during their senior year in high school. Each year HBCU Scholarships are also available through a competitive selection process to high school seniors with academic potential  or students who have completed at least one, but have not completed a second semester of course work at a university with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better and no grade below "C".

Although it is not a requirement, a student in the NROTC Scholarship Program is encouraged to pursue a major in engineering, mathematics, chemistry, or physics to meet the technological requirements of the Navy. Other fields of study for a major leading to a baccalaureate degree are permitted with the approval of the Professor of Naval Science. Regardless of the major, every Navy scholarship student must complete one year of calculus and one year of calculus based physics.

Students must take certain Navy or Marine Corps specified courses in their program and complete a program of courses as prescribed by the Professor of Naval Science. Upon graduation and successful completion of the naval science curriculum, the midshipman will receive a regular commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy or Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and serve on active duty for a minimum of four years.

The Navy-Marine Corps College Program-The NROTC College Program is designed to train and educate well-qualified young men and women for commissioning. Selected students are appointed as midshipmen in the Naval Reserve prior to commencement of the advanced course in the junior year. The Navy pays for uniforms and naval science textbooks during the four-year period. Midshipmen receive $350 (junior) and $400 (senior) subsistence pay.  Each student is selected for enrollment in the program on the basis of past academic performance, potential, personal interviews, and a physical examination. A college program midshipman only acquires a military service obligation after entering the advanced courses at the beginning of the junior year.

Although there are no restrictions on the major college program students may pursue, it is highly recommended that they pursue a course of study similar to that of scholarship students. Students must also include in their program Navy specified courses and a program of courses in naval science. Upon graduation and successful completion of the naval science curriculum, students receive a commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy or a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps  and serve on active duty for a minimum of four years.

Two-Year NROTC Scholarship Program - The two-year scholarship program is administered in the same manner as the two-year non-scholarship program, except that a student who has excelled in  math, physical science, or engineering and who has demonstrated above average performance in integral calculus may be selected for a two year full-tuition scholarship; the student will receive $350.00 subsistence (juniors) and $400.00 subsistence (seniors) per month, books, and lab fees.

Summer Training
- The NROTC Scholarship Program student is required to complete training of approximately four weeks during each of the three summer recesses. During the first summer period, each scholarship student will receive instruction in aviation training, marine combat training, surface warfare indoctrination, and submarine indoctrination either in Norfolk, Virginia, or San Diego, California. The second summer training will be performed aboard operational ships of the U.S. Fleet. During the third summer, candidates for U.S. Navy commissions will perform training aboard operational ships as junior officers. The student who qualifies for nuclear propulsion training may elect to cruise on nuclear powered ships or submarines. Naval Special Operations and Naval Special Warfare training is also available for third summer Midshipmen interested in those areas. Some midshipmen cruise with allied navies through the Midshipman Foreign Exchange Program. Transportation costs to and from the training sites, subsistence, quarters, and pay of approximately $1,000 per month will be paid to every participating student.

Specified University Courses:  In addition to satisfying requirements for a baccalaureate degree, the student must satisfactorily complete the following four-year curriculum guide, including required naval science courses and specified university courses.

Freshman Year   Sem. Hrs.
NSC 1110 Introduction to Naval Organization (Note 1)..................................................3
NSC 1140 Seapower and Maritime Affairs (Note 1).......................................................3
NSC 1101 Naval Science Lab........................................................................................0

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
NSC 2231 Principles of Naval Management I (Note 1)..................................................3
NSC 3214 Navigation (Note 1,4)....................................................................................3
MAC 2311, 2312 Calculus I, II (Note 3)..........................................................................8
NSC 2102 Naval Science Lab........................................................................................0

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
NSC 2121 Naval Engineering (Note 4)...........................................................................3
NSC 2122 Naval Weapons Systems (Note 4)................................................................3
NSC 3221 Evolution of Warfare (Note 2)........................................................................3
Amer. Military History/International Relations.................................................................3
Cultural Awareness (Note 5)..........................................................................................3
PHY 3048, 3049 Physics I, II (Note 3)............................................................................10
NSC 3103 Naval Science Lab........................................................................................0

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
NSC 3213 Naval Operations..........................................................................................3
NSC 4232 Principles of Naval Management II...............................................................3
NSC 4224 Amphibious Warfare (Note 2)........................................................................3
NSC 4104 Naval Science Lab........................................................................................0

NOTES:
(1)     Undergraduate naval sciences courses required to be completed for a scholarship student before Fall Semester junior year.
(2)     Required of Marine Option midshipmen only
(3)     One year each of calculus with analytic geometry and calculus based physics is required for every Navy option scholarship student. Recommended, but optional, for College Program and Marine Options.
(4)     Required of Navy Option Midshipmen only.
(5)     NROTC midshipmen will take a semester course in regional studies, world culture and/or world religions with emphasis on Third World, Far East, and SW Asia.
Furnished Items - All uniforms, textbooks, and equipment needed by the student for naval science courses are furnished by the Navy.
Use of Navy Science courses as University Electives-Academic departments within the university may, according to their own policies, accept naval science courses as electives to fulfill requirements in their academic program.

Naval Science Minor
- Upon successful completion of the four-year Naval Science Program, a student may be awarded a minor in naval science. Specific requirements should be arranged with the student's academic department..

FAMU-FSU-TCC Cooperative Program
- Utilizing cooperative enrollment procedures, a student at Florida State University or Tallahassee Community College is fully eligible for all NROTC programs offered at Florida A&M University.

Naval Science Laboratory
- The Naval Science lab meets once per week for two hours covering professional and military subject matter. Attendance is mandatory for all midshipmen.



NSC 1110 Introduction to Naval Organization
(3) Structure and principles of Navy organizational concepts are examined, including lines of command and control to the carious major, intermediate, and basic shore establishments and sea-based units of the Navy and Marine Corps.
NSC 1140 Seapower Naval  History from American Revolution (3) Includes geopolitical theory of Mahan, economic issues of maritime commerce; law of the sea, and comparison of U.S. and Soviet strategies.
NSC 2121 Naval Ships Systems I (3) General introduction to naval ship engineering systems. Particular emphasis upon ship compartmentalization, propulsion systems, auxiliary power systems, interior communications, and ship control. Elements of ship design and ship stability characteristics are
included. The course covers engineering organization and structure and purpose of naval ships.
NSC 2122 Naval Ship Systems II (3) Provides an in-depth understanding of naval weapons, their associated systems and the integration of the weapons systems into the overall battle plan of the U.S. Navy.
NSC 3213 Naval Operations (3) Communications, sonar-radar search, and screening theory; practical formations and dispositions; relative motion; the maneuvering board and tactical plots analyzed for force effectiveness and unity.
NSC 3221 Evolution of Warfare (3) Arts, concepts, and evolution of warfare. Exploration of forms of warfare practiced by great warriors of history, leading to understanding of historical continuity and change during important periods.
NSC 3214 Navigation (3) Two hour lab also required. Theory, principles and procedures of ship  navigation, dead-reckoning, piloting, nautical rules of the road, nautical astronomy, celestial navigation, including spherical triangulations and uses of electronic and inertial navigational systems.
NSC 4224 Amphibious Warfare I (3) Designed to proved students with a basic knowledge of the evolution of amphibious warfare. It covers theory, technique, and conduct of amphibious operations and its role in the projection of sea power. Emphasis on the evolution of amphibious warfare in
the 20th century; WWII, current capabilities, and projected use in the future are explored.
NSC 2231 Principles of Naval Management I (3) Comprehensive advance level course in organizational behavior and management. Topics include survey of management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling, an introduction to individual and group behavior in organizations, extensive
study on motivation and leadership. Other topics include decision making, communication, responsibility, authority, and accountability and total quality leadership (TQL).
NSC 4232 Principles of Naval Management II (3) Study of naval junior officers' responsibilities in naval administration. Courses exposes the student to a study of counseling methods, military justice, human resources management and military ethics. This capstone course builds on and
integrates professional competencies developed in prior course work and professional training. Philosophy and ethics lay the foundation for development of the above ideas.