May 28, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023

Naval Science

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Chairman: CAPT David Latta, USN

The Department of Naval Science offers an elective program to qualify students for an active duty commission in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. There are two categories of students: (1) scholarship and (2) college program.

Scholarship students receive up to four years of full scholarship benefits and a monthly stipend.  (Two- and three-year scholarships are also awarded via a competitive application process. Award recipients are considered as scholarship students.)

College program students participate in all on-campus NROTC activities during the first two years of instruction. Prior to the Junior year, college program Midshipmen are required to earn approval for advanced standing. Once approved, advanced standing Midshipmen receive a monthly stipend, participate in additional fleet-based training, and earn a commission.  Students may enroll in Naval Science courses regardless of participation the NROTC commissioning program.

College program students are eligible and may compete for two- and three-year scholarships.

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Course Descriptions

For course descriptions see the Course Descriptions section of this catalog under the designation USAF, USAR, USNA.


Clinical Professor: CAPT David Latta, USN
Clinical Associate Professor: Maj R. Pusins, USMC
Clinical Assistant Professors: LT M. Kersey, LT J. Miller, LT S. Pique
Assistant Marine Officer Instructor: GySgt P. Shanahan, USMC

* Departmental faculty listings are accurate as of the date generated for inclusion in this catalog. For the most up-to-date listing of faculty positions, including end-of-year promotions, please refer to the Faculty Roster section of this catalog, which is current as of the May 2022 Board of Trustees meeting.

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