Please note that the ROTC program may conflict with the required four-year course
schedules in the following high unit degree programs: Marine Transportation, Mechanical
Engineering, Marine Engineering Technology and Facilities Engineering Technology.
Additionally, Training Ship Golden Bear and Commercial Cruise requirements may create
summer scheduling conflicts.
Students interested in becoming commissioned Naval officers upon graduation from our
Marine Transportation, Mechanical Engineering, or Marine Engineering Technology programs
without the possible scheduling conflicts mentioned above may wish to consider our Strategic Sealift Officer Program (SSOP). The SSOP is also run by the US Navy, leads to a commission as a Naval Officer (reservist
or full-time officer), and includes Student Incentive Pay (SIP) while in college.
Navy ROTC is offered through the Naval Science Department at U.C. Berkeley. Upon completion
of the program and granting of a 4-year degree from the California Maritime Academy,
students will commission as Ensigns in the United States Navy or Second Lieutenants
in the United States Marine Corps. High school seniors and college freshmen may apply
for the four-year NROTC scholarship through the NROTC website https://www.nrotc.navy.mil. Applicants must select Navy Option or Marine Corps Option during the application
process. Those who are not selected or did not apply for the scholarship may participate
in NROTC on a non-scholarship basis and are eligible to apply for a two year scholarship
to cover junior and senior years.
Navy ROTC midshipmen take classes once a week on the U.C. Berkeley campus in subjects
such as Leadership, Ethics, Navigation, and Naval History. Additionally, midshipmen
participate in 2-3 hours of military training each week on Thursday afternoons. They
also participate in 3-4 weeks of military training each summer, learning about different
aspects of the Navy and Marine Corps in preparation for commissioning. Upon commissioning,
Navy Option students may service select surface ships, submarines, aviation, or special
operations. Marine Corps Option students attend The Basic School in Quantico, VA,
and are subsequently assigned to operational specialties such as infantry, armor,
logistics, intelligence, and many others. For more information on the Navy ROTC program
at Cal Maritime and U.C. Berkeley, call (510) 642-5437, email email@example.com
, or visit http://nrotc.berkeley.edu/contact-us/