Navy and Marines ROTC

The Naval ROTC program trains qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in both the Navy and Marine Corps.

Located at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, the program accepts students from Columbia, Fordham University, SUNY Maritime College, and Molloy College.

Graduates serve as active-duty commissioned officers in the Navy, as unrestricted line officers on ships, in submarines, in the aviation field, in Naval Special Operations (EOD) and Special Warfare (SEALS), and as officers in the Marine Corps.  Students interested in becoming an officer specializing in other fields, such as law or medicine, are not commissioned through Naval ROTC.

Find out about eligibility.

Program Tracks

Designed for high schools students who will graduate before August 1 of the year they intend to start college.

Scholarship Program Details

The College Program is available to first and second year students already enrolled at a participating college or university.

College Program Details

The Seaman to Admiral – 21 (STA-21) and Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education (MECEP) Programs are open to active duty Sailors and Marines.

STA-21 and MECEP Program Details

Apply to the NROTC

Admissions to one of Columbia’s schools does not guarantee acceptance into the NROTC program. Students interested in a career as an officer in the Navy or Marine Corps must apply to both.

Information on how to apply to Columbia is available on the websites of Columbia College, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of General Studies.

The admissions procedures for the NROTC program depends on the track for which the student applies. If you are interested in becoming a Navy or Marine Corps Officers email [email protected].