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Program Requirements

Naval ROTC Program Requirements

Download the HRNROTC Fact Sheet for a printable version of this information.

The primary units are Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, and Hampton University. Additionally, Old Dominion University is the host university for the two cross-town schools, Regent University and Tidewater Community College. We typically have between 150 and 175 midshipmen active in our unit. Hampton Roads Consortium is one of the best positioned units in the country. It is a short drive to the world's largest Naval Station and home of our Atlantic Fleet, Master Jet Base housing the majority of the Navy's F-18 squadrons, and Little Creek Amphibious Base home to our East Coast SEAL Teams. The Navy and Marine Corps offer both scholarship and non-scholarship options for students who want to participate in the NROTC program.

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Surface Warfare Officer
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Submarine Officer
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Naval Aviator/Flight Officer
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Special Warfare/EOD Officer

Scholarship Options

National Scholarship:

  • 4 Year Scholarship
  • Deadline: December 31

MSISR Scholarship:

  • 4 Year HBCU Scholarship
  • Must have completed National Scholarship application (Deadline December 31)
  • PNS Nomination Deadline: March 1

College Program:

  • Allows students who are already enrolled and participating in the unit to compete for 3, 2, and 1-year scholarships.
  • Deadline: April 30

NROTC Prep Program:

  • To improve academic and life skills to complete in the rigorous NROTC environment.
  • 5 Year Scholarship
  • Deadline: February 1
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Summer Training Requirements

Incoming Freshmen:

  • 3-week training program at Naval Station Great Lakes introducing military service, drill, damage control, weapons, and water survival

Rising Sophomore:

  • 4-week training program where they learn about the history, capabilities, and missions of USN/USMC while aboard Marine Corps Bases and Naval ships

Rising Junior:

  • Conduct training aboard a ship, submarine, or squadron, while focusing on life as an enlisted sailor

Rising Senior:

  • Sea Trials - 10-day course in core warfighting competencies
  • 1/C Cruise - Conduct training closely related to their field of interest while shadowing a Junior Officer

Enrollment Requirements

Minimum GPA: 2.50

PRT Score: 60/100

Required Courses:

  • 2 semesters calculus
  • 2 semesters calculus-based physics
  • 1 semester military history class
  • 1 semester cultural awareness class
  • 8 semesters naval science classes
View Naval Science Course Offerings

Required Unit Activities

  • Navy Leadership Lab (1 per week)
  • Physical Fitness Training (3 per week)
  • Leadership positions within the Battalion




Marine Contingent Program Requirements

Marine Contingent HRNROTC produces commissioned officers for service in the United States Marine Corps who possess the requisite skills for success in the Fleet Marine Force. We offer comprehensive training opportunities for midshipman who demonstrate the desire to become a Marine will train all who desire to serve Marines as Fighter-Leaders. Both Ground and Aviation contracts are available with no specific major required.


Scholarship Options

National Scholarship:

  • 4 Year Scholarship
  • Deadline: December 31

The Frederick C. Branch Scholarship:

  • 4 Year Marine Option HBCU Scholarship
  • Deadline: July 1

College Program:

  • Allows students who are already enrolled and participating in the unit to compete for 3, 2, and 1-year scholarship
Learn More

Summer Training Requirements

Incoming Freshmen:

  • 3 wk training program at Naval Station Great Lakes introducing military service, drill, damage control, weapons, and water survival

Rising Sophomore:

  • 4 week training program where they learn about the history, capabilities, and missions of USN/USMC while aboard Marine Corps bases and Naval ships

Rising Junior:

  • Conduct 2 weeks of training with a Marine Corps unit aboard an amphibious ship or Marine Corps base

Rising Senior:

  • Attend Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA where the candidate will be screened for the qualities necessary to lead Marines

Enrollment Requirements

Minimum 2.50 GPA

1st Class Physical Fitness Test score

Required Courses:

  • 1 semester Military History or National Security
  • 2 semesters of English
  • 6 semesters of Naval Science classes
View Naval Science Course Offerings

Required Unit Activities

  • Marine Leadership/Practical Lab (2 per week)
  • Field Training Exercises (1 per Semester)
  • Physical Fitness Training: High Intensity Tactical Training, Physical and Combat Fitness Test preparation, conditioning Marches (3 periods per week)

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