Department of Naval Science

CAPTAIN R. N. FOX
Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science

The mission of the Naval ROTC is to develop NROTC students mentally, morally, and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty; to commission college graduates as naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government. All qualified men and women are eligible for the NROTC Program after submitting an application and being accepted as a scholarship or non-scholarship midshipman. All Naval Science courses, basic and advanced, are open to all Tuskegee students regardless of affiliation with the NROTC Program.

To be eligible for enrollment as a midshipman, an applicant must be a United States citizen; have no moral obligations or personal convictions that will prevent bearing of arms, and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; meet age requirements of at least 17 years on or before 1 September of the year of enrollment and less than 27 years on 30 June of the year an applicant expects to graduate, complete all NROTC training requirements, and be commissioned; meet physical requirements for the NROTC Program; and be accepted for admission as a full-time student at Tuskegee University.

(Applicants with prior or current active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces may be granted age waivers equal to the number of months served, not to exceed 36 months. Those granted the maximum age waiver must be less than 30 years of age on 30 June of the year they expect to graduate, complete all NROTC training requirements, and be commissioned.)

Curriculum


The Naval Science curriculum varies by program (Navy, Marine and Nurse) with all Midshipmen attending two Naval Science laboratory periods for one hour each per week in addition to physical training at least twice per week.  The number of Naval Science credits that may be applied toward your degree vary from two to 12, depending on your major.

Navy Option Scholarship Midshipmen – 24 credit hours of Naval Science courses required plus differential calculus I and II (MATH 207/208), calculus-based physics I and II (PHYS 310/311), English, World Cultures and National Security Policy (a list of courses that satisfy these requirements can be requested).

NAVS 0101          Introduction to Naval Science

NAVS 0102          Sea power and Maritime Affairs

NAVS 0201          Leadership and Management

NAVS 0206          Navigation

NAVS 0305          Ship Systems I (Engineering)

NAVS 0306          Ship Systems II (Weapons)

NAVS 0405          Naval Operations and Seamanship

NAVS 0402          Leadership and Ethics

Navy Nurse Scholarship Midshipmen – 12 credit hours of Naval Science courses required plus acceptance into nursing school prior to junior year.

NAVS 0101          Introduction to Naval Science

NAVS 0102          Sea power and Maritime Affairs

NAVS 0201          Leadership and Management

NAVS 0402          Leadership and Ethics

Marine Option Scholarship Midshipmen – 18 credit hours of Naval Science courses plus successful completion of Officer Candidate School the summer before your senior year.

NAVS 0101          Introduction to Naval Science

NAVS 0102          Sea power and Maritime Affairs

NAVS 0201          Leadership and Management

NAVS 0303          Evolution of Warfare

NAVS 0403          Amphibious Warfare

NAVS 0402          Leadership and Ethics