Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
Director, Naval Science Department
Phone (215) 898-7436
Temple students are eligible to participate in the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) through a cross-enrollment agreement with the University of Pennsylvania. All naval science courses are held on the University of Pennsylvania campus. The NROTC Program enables a college student to earn a commission in the Navy Reserve or the Marine Corps Reserve while concurrently satisfying requirements for his or her baccalaureate degree. Scholarship and non-scholarship programs are available.
Navy-option scholarship and college program (non-scholarship) students must enroll in Naval Science (NSCI) 101 and 102 during their freshman year, NSCI 201 and 202 during their sophomore year, NSCI 301 and 302 in their junior year, and NSCI 401 and 402 in their senior year. Those seeking commissions in the Marine Corps will enroll in NSCI 101, 102, 202, 310, 410, and 402.
Scholarship program students must complete one year
of calculus, one year of calculus-based physics, one course in computer
science, one course in American military history or national security
policy, and one year of English. College program students must complete
one year of college-level algebra, one year of physical science courses,
one computer science course and one year of English. Students must check
with their naval science instructors to determine specific courses that
In addition to the above, all students are required to attend a two-hour professional laboratory period scheduled on Wednesday afternoons (no academic credit) that emphasizes military drill, physical fitness, professional performance, and leadership topics.
100 Naval Science Drill (0 course unit) 2 hrs. wk
101 Naval Orientation (1 course unit) 3 hrs. wk
102 Seapower & Maritime Affairs (1 course unit) 3 hrs. wk
201 Naval Ships Systems I (1 course unit) 3 hrs. wk.
202 Leadership & Management (1 course unit) 3 hrs. wk.
301 Navigation (1 course unit) 3 hrs. wk.
302 Naval Operations (1 course unit) 3 hrs. wk.
310 Evolution of Warfare (1 course unit) 3 hrs. wk.
401 Naval Ships Systems II (1 course unit) 3 hrs. wk.
402 Leadership & Ethics (1 course unit) 3 hrs. wk.
410 Amphibious Warfare (1 course unit) 3 hrs. wk.