Department of Naval Science
DOUGLAS E. WRIGHT, Chair
Douglas E. Wright, Captain, USN.
Daniel Spano, Lieutenant Colonel, USMC.
Shawn Curtis, Lieutenant, USN; Keith Krouchick, Lieutenant, USN; Phil Suchyta, Lieutenant, USN.
Since its commissioning in 1941, the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) unit of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has commissioned hundreds of officers into the Navy and the Marine Corps. The proud tradition established at Chapel Hill is highlighted by the fact that at one time only the Naval Academy had commissioned more naval officers than this university.
The purpose of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps is to provide a source of highly qualified officers to serve on United States Navy ships, submarines, and aircraft, or in the United States Marine Corps. The NROTC program also offers scholarships for students pursuing a degree in nursing. Students (midshipmen) who obtain a baccalaureate degree and who satisfy academic and physical requirements are commissioned as either ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Nursing degree students receive commissions as ensigns in the Navy Nurse Corps. Students may participate in NROTC in one of two programs: the NROTC Scholarship Program or the NROTC College Program. NROTC scholarships provide for tuition, books, fees, uniforms, and a monthly allowance of $250 to $400. Students participating in the college program receive their NROTC books, uniforms, and a monthly allowance of $350 to $400 during their junior and senior years. A major advantage of the college program is the excellent opportunity it offers to win two- and three-year NROTC scholarships.
Regardless of enrollment category, many features are common to both programs:
• Naval science courses carry academic credit.
• All students are welcome to join the program and “test the waters” without immediately incurring a military obligation.
• All midshipmen who successfully complete program and graduation requirements receive commissions as officers in the Navy or Marine Corps.
• Applicants are considered without regard to race, sex, creed, or religion.
We are dedicated to ensuring that each midshipman leads a full and productive University life. Midshipmen are encouraged to participate on University athletic teams as well as in campus politics, fraternities, sororities, intramurals, and other organizations. Additionally, midshipmen are provided an outstanding opportunity to examine and experience many alternative career paths, social events, and experiences through field trips, summer cruises, and the midshipman military organization.
Courses offered by the Department of Naval Science, in conjunction with courses offered in the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense, are designed to equip an individual with the necessary tools to succeed as an officer in the naval service.
Information about applications and admissions in the UNC–Chapel Hill Naval ROTC may be obtained by visiting the Naval Armory on campus; by addressing an inquiry to Professor of Naval Science, CB# 3325, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3325; by calling (919) 962-1198; or by e-mail at NROTC@unc.edu. Web site: www.unc.edu/depts/nrotc.
Minoring in Naval Science
The minor in naval science is open to all UNC–Chapel Hill undergraduate students and includes 14 hours of coursework selected from among the following courses: NAVS 101, 201, 202, 202L, 301, 302, 311, 401, 402, 411; HIST/PWAD 212; PHIL/POLI/PWAD 272. Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of coursework with a grade of C or better.
All students pursuing minors have an academic advisor in Steele Building. Students are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with their advisor. Departmental academic advising appointments can be made through their respective NROTC instructor or by contacting the department’s director of undergraduate studies, Lieutenant Keith Krouchick (see “Contact Information” below). Further information on courses and careers may be obtained from the department’s Web site.
Lieutenant Keith Krouchick, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Naval Science, (919) 962-3671, firstname.lastname@example.org.
101 Introduction to Naval Science (1). Fundamental orientation to the naval service emphasizing the mission, organization, regulations, customs and traditions, broad warfare components, and major challenges facing Navy/Marine Corps officers.
190 Seminar in Topics of Naval Science (1–12). Permission of the department. Seminar of topics regarding the United States Navy.
196 Independent Study in Naval Science (1–12). Permission of the department. Readings and research by an individual student on a subject related to the United States Navy.
201 Naval Leadership and Management (3). A study of organizational principles, management theory, and leadership styles, with emphasis on applications in the Navy and Department of Defense.
202 Navigation (3). Corequisite, NAVS 202L. A comprehensive study of the theory, principles, and procedures of ship navigation, movements, and employment. Course includes spherical trigonometry, mathematics, analysis, study and practices of navigation, sextants, navigation publications, and report logs. Covers rules of the road, lights, signals, navigational aids, and electronic and mechanical positioning devices.
202L Navigation Laboratory (1). Corequisite, NAVS 202. Practical application of the theories and principles of navigation as presented in the lecture series.
211 Marine Option Naval Science Laboratory (0). One laboratory hour per week designed to introduce topics and activities relevant to the professional development of the prospective Marine Corps officer. Required for Marine Option 2/C.
301 Naval Ships Engineering Systems (3). An introductory course and survey of ship design, characteristics, propulsion (including nuclear power) and control systems, and the principles of ship stability.
302 Naval Weapons Systems (3). A descriptive survey course in engineering aspects of ships weapons guidance, control, and propulsion systems and characteristics of ships weapons systems.
311 Evolution of Warfare (3). Survey of the evolution of warfare through the study of selected campaigns and classic battles, with special emphasis on the principles of war, the military impact of leadership, and the evolution of tactics and weaponry.
401 Naval Operations (4). A study of the maneuvering of ships in formation, and the operations in which naval vessels engage daily.
402 Naval Leadership and Ethics (3). Capstone leadership course in NROTC curriculum, emphasizing leadership skills and the ethical implications of decision making for the competent commissioned officer.
411 Amphibious Warfare (3). A survey of the projection of sea power ashore, with special emphasis on the evolution of amphibious warfare in the 20th century, through the study of historical amphibious landings and campaigns.
500 Naval Science Laboratory (0). Required of all NROTC students. Meets once a week to provide supplemental military training, including close order drill, physical fitness, inspections, guest lectures, and leadership training.