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) 643-1920 or email email@example.com