Weber State and the University of Utah have entered a Cross-town Enrollment Agreement effective Autumn Quarter, 1982. Interested Weber State students may attend for credit at the University of Utah Naval Science courses leading to active duty commission in the United States Navy or Marine Corps upon graduation.
A four-year, government sponsored educational program to attract young men and women to a career as commissioned officers in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. Admission is obtained through national competition. The optimum time for application is during the fall school period in the senior year of high school. The program is open, however, to Weber State students who are freshmen or sophomores so long as they are within the age limitations.
The Navy provides uniforms and textbooks, pays tuition and fees, and provides a $100.00 per month retainer pay for a period not to exceed four years. Students requiring more than four years to earn their degree are granted a leave of absence, equivalent to the excess over four years. Students in approved engineering majors may receive up to five (5) years of benefits. Upon completion of the Naval Science curriculum and the awarding of a college degree, the graduate is commissioned in the Regular Navy or Marine Corps and serves on active duty for a period of not less than four years.
Similar to the program above, but only two years in length. The benefits (tuition, books, fees and $100 per month) are the same, as is the four-year commitment upon graduation. Freshman/sophomore curriculum in Naval Science is taught in condensed form at Newport, Rhode Island, during the summer prior to the junior year.
Application for the two-year scholarship must be made by April of the sophomore year. Selection is on a national scale. Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of calculus and at least one semester of physics by the end of the sophomore year. You may apply at the Naval Science Department or at the Navy Recruiting Office.
NROTC College Program is a program which leads to a commission in the U.S. Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve. Admission is obtained through application at the University Department of Naval Science. Selection is made on the basis of the predicted grade point average and an interview with two or more assistant professors in the Department of Naval Science. Final acceptance is contingent on meeting the mental, physical, and aptitude requirements.
NROTC College Program students are supplied with uniforms and Naval Science textbooks. They must pay their own tuition, fees and other educational expenses. On entering the upper division level (junior and senior years), they receive a $100.00 per month retainer pay for a period not to exceed two years. On completion of the Naval Science curriculum which is identical to that for the NROTC Scholarship Program, and receipt of a college degree, the NROTC College Program graduate is commissioned in the Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve and serves on active duty for a period of not less than three years.
Students who are going to enter their junior year or the last two years of a five-year academic program leading to a BS/BA degree may apply for the Two-Year College Program during the winter before their junior year. Applicants must successfully complete a physical examination, have at least a C average, and have completed or agreed to complete course work in mathematics and science. The Two-Year College program midshipman attend a six week Naval Science institute prior to their junior year. They receive Naval Science books and uniforms, and $100.00 a month during the junior and senior years. The program is identical with the College Program during the last two years. The Two-Year College Program midshipman serves a minimum of three-years on active duty upon graduation and commissioning.
A special upper division curriculum in the Department of Naval Science for NROTC students desiring a commission in the Marine Corps. The Marine Option is available to a limited number of applicants. See course listing for description of courses in Marine Option curriculum.
Subject to approval by the Chief of Naval Personnel, NROTC students may be granted a two-year leave of absence to serve on a church mission.
One or two per year treating subjects of current interest, e.g., topics of Defense Management, International Security, Maritime Strategy, Ocean Resources/Exploration and the like.
NROTC Scholarship Program students are required to participate in three summer training periods termed "summer cruises." The periods are normally of eight weeks duration and are taken during the summer following the freshmen, sophomore and junior years, respectively. NROTC College Program students are required to participate in one summer training period of 6-8 weeks duration. The "cruise" occurs at the end of the junior year. Marine option students are required to complete Officer Candidate School (Bulldog) training in summer between Junior and Senior year.
Weber State University 2007-2008 Catalog