University of North Florida students may participate in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program which is housed at Jacksonville University while earning their academic degrees at UNF. The
mission of the NROTC is to prepare future leaders of the United States
Navy and Marine Corps mentally, morally, and physically for
commissioning in the naval services. The goal is to provide a steady
supply of well-educated junior officers, ready to serve their country.
The NROTC program is designed to support the student’s academic major
with specified university courses and naval professional courses. NROTC
There are two phases (or “courses”) of
NROTC, a “basic course” taken during the freshman and sophomore years,
and an “advanced course” taken in the junior and senior years. There are five programs — three NROTC Scholarship Programs and two NROTC College Programs.
These students enter into a contract with
the Secretary of the Navy in which they agree to take certain Naval
Science courses and drills, attend university-taught courses, and
complete three summer training periods. The Navy provides tuition, fees,
textbooks, uniforms, and a monthly subsistence allowance for a
maximum of 40 months. Scholarship students are selected through national
Navy Option midshipmen (does not include Nurses or Marines) starting their freshman year of college in the Fall of 2010 or later will be required to serve a minimum of five years of active military service. Additional requirements may be required for specific job assignments.
Additional Obligation for Medical/Dental school:
If you apply and are accepted to attend graduate medical/dental school out of the NROTS program, your service obligation will be a minimum 12 years of active military service (if you attend a military medical/dental school) or a minimum of 9 years of active military service (if you attend a civilian medical/dental school).
Marine Corps Option midshipmen will be required to serve at least four years on active duty.
Navy Nurse Corps Option midshipmen will be required to serve at least four years on active duty.
The Two and Three-Year Scholarship Program provides
tuition, books, uniforms, and a monthly subsistence allowance
for the subsequent years of college towards a baccalaureate degree. To be selected, students
must be in advanced college standing and qualify for enrollment in the
NROTC program’s advanced courses at colleges or universities where NROTC
is offered. Two and Three-Year
Scholarship students are selected through national competition and
through a system of direct appointments.
You must apply via the NROTC unit of the university you wish to attend.Upon graduation
scholarship midshipmen are commissioned as Ensigns in the U.S. Navy or as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Marine Corps, and serve on
active duty for a minimum of five and four years. respectively.
*This program is not offered to UNF Nursing students. For a list of schools with NROTS approved Nursing Programs, please visit: http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/nursing_only_schools.html
This program provides tuition, books,
uniforms, and a monthly subsistence allowance for those pursuing a
nursing degree. Graduates from the NROTC Nurse Option Program are
commissioned in the restricted line, Nurse Corps, and serve on active
duty for a minimum of four years. The nursing program is highly
structured and allows few opportunities for electives or tailoring
schedules. The NROTC has a liberal policy for waiving courses that are
designed for commissioned officers entering fields other than nursing.
These courses include Calculus, Physics, American Military History,
National Security Policy, Naval Ship Systems I and II, Navigation and
Naval Operations I and II, and Computer Science. The senior summer
training period is normally served at a Navy Hospital. All other NROTC
requirements apply to nurse corps midshipmen.
Interested students can apply for admission into the NROTC through the Four and Three-Year College Program as long as they have a minimum of three years left in his or her 4-year Degree Plan; and incur no obligation until selected for advanced standing. Admitted students agree to take certain Naval
Science courses, university-taught courses, and participate in drill periods. College Program students who are selected for advanced standing, which is only available starting the junior year of college gain a contract for commission into the United States Navy or Marines Corps. In return, the Navy provides
uniforms, Naval Science textbooks, and pays students monthly subsistence allowance during the junior and senior years for a maximum
of 20 months.
There are also opportunities to apply for the NROTC Three-year Scholarship at the end of the Freshman year and NROTC Two-year Scholarship at the end of the Sophomore year.
To apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Must meet Department of the Navy requirements concerning prior use of narcotics and/or other related drugs. Summer Training Requirements
Scholarship students go on summer
training for about 30 days during each of their three college summers.
The first summer training includes exposure to aviation, submarine,
surface, and amphibious specialties both ashore and afloat. The second
summer is at-sea training aboard operational U.S. Navy ships. During the
third summer candidates train aboard operational ships, nurse
midshipmen train at a Navy hospital, and Marine Corps candidates train
at U.S. Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia. The Navy provides
transportation to and from sites, subsistence and living quarters, and
training pay during the summer training periods. College program students perform one summer training session between the junior and senior years. Drills, Ceremonies and Inspections
All NROTC program students attend the Naval Science Laboratories for one and a half hours each Thursday.
NROTC Jacksonville 2800 University Blvd North Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394 904-256-7480 (phone) 904-256-7499 (fax)
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