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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Naval Science (Naval ROTC)

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Captain Mark A. Johnson, Professor and Chair of Naval Science Department, University of Washington


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Naval ROTC is offered to Seattle University nursing students through an agreement with the University of Washington. The objective of Naval ROTC is to educate and train young men and women to become officers in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. The single largest source of officers for the Navy, NROTC provides prospective candidates the opportunity for either liberal or technical educational backgrounds.

General Program Requirements

Naval Science classes are taught on the University of Washington Seattle Campus. Classes are open to all Seattle University students via UW Extension. It is not necessary to be a member of the NROTC Unit to take Naval Science classes.

Commissioning Requirements

Students who successfully complete Naval ROTC and receive a nursing degree upon graduation will be commissioned as officers in the United States Navy Nurse Corps, after which they serve on active duty for a minimum of five years.

Scholarship Programs

Four-year scholarships are offered for nursing program students only. Naval ROTC scholarships pay for 100 percent of tuition, fees, uniforms, a stipend for textbooks of $250, plus $250-400 per month tax-free subsistence payment depending on class year. To take advantage of these scholarships, students should apply online at or call (206) 543-0170 for more information.

College Program

Nursing students who do not have scholarships may join the Unit as College Program students. College Program students participate in the Battalion activities exactly as scholarship students but without scholarship benefits.

The College Program is designed for students who missed the opportunity to apply or were not selected for the Scholarship Program. College Program students are afforded the opportunity to compete for full three year or two year scholarships that are distributed annually based on merit. College Program students selected for “advanced standing” receive a stipend for maximum of 20 months. Advance standing is only available starting the junior year of college. Stipend per academic month is $350 junior year and $400 senior year.

The Navy furnishes all uniforms and textbooks used in Naval Science courses.

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Course Descriptions

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