NROTC students

Naval Science

The Naval Science department oversees all of the Naval Science courses offered at the College, as well as commissioning program for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.

Earn an Active Duty Commission

The NROTC program educates and trains qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the unrestricted line communities of the Navy and Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the NROTC Scholarship Program fills a vital need in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps. 

Become a Reservist

SUNY Maritime's NROTC program participates in the Strategic Sealift Officer Midshipman Program, and is open to students pursuing a U.S. Coast Guard license. Students interested in this option should apply for the Student Incentive Payments program, which could be worth as much as $4,000 a semester. Upon graduation, students become strategic sealift officers in the Naval Reserve. 

Ways to Serve

Graduates of the Navy and Marine Corps NROTC program serve as active duty commissioned officers in the Navy on ships, in submarines, in the aviation field, and in Naval Special Operations (EOD) and Special Warfare (SEALS); as officers in the Marine Corps; or as Strategic Sealift Officers in the Naval Reserve.

For more information about the national NROTC scholarship application process and to begin your application, click here.

New York City Unit

The NROTC unit housed at SUNY Maritime also serves students from Fordham University, Columbia University and nursing students from Molloy College.

For more information, call the NROTC Unit at 718.409.7485 or email

Current High School Students

To apply for a four-year Navy or Marine Corps scholarship, please visit the NROTC website for more information about the National Scholarship Application process and to begin the application process.

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