Jul 13, 2024  
2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: Content may no longer be accurate.

Naval Science Minor

  • Mission: The Navy ROTC Program was established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally, and physically; to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, loyalty, and with the core values of honor, courage, and commitment in order to commission college graduates as naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.
  • Program Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a program leading to a Bachelor’s degree at Weber State University.  Students must also be enrolled in the NROTC program with the Navy Detachment at the University of Utah. (https://nrotc.utah.edu/)
  • Grade Requirements: There are no course grade requirements, however there are term GPA requirements to remain in good standing with NROTC program (see the current NROTC Battalion Handbook for GPA minimums).
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 23 credit hours is required for the Navy Option; or 17 credit hours is required for the Marine Option.
  • Program Code: 7059
  • CIPC: 280401


Students wishing to take NAVS courses must be enrolled in the NROTC program at the University of Utah.  Student should speak with an academic advisor in the Division of Online & Continuing Education at Weber State University to demonstrate their enrollment in the program and receive the appropriate cohort tag in their program of study to be able to register for NAVS courses.

Completion of the minor program requires enrollment in the NROTC program through the Naval Detachment at the University of Utah.  NROTC program enrollment leads to commissioning in the US Navy or Marine Corps.  Students interested in completing this program should contact the Executive Secretary at the University of Utah Department of Naval Science (nrotc@navsci.utah.edu or https://nrotc.utah.edu/).

Program Requirements

In addition to the course requirements, students are expected to maintain the academic and programmatic standards as part of NROTC program enlistment.  These standards are listed in the NROTC Battalion Handbook, found at the University of Utah NROTC website (https://nrotc.utah.edu/).  These requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Attendance in lab sections each week during the Fall and Spring semesters associated with courses.
  • Term GPA requirements
  • Mandatory training cruises lasting 2-6 weeks during the summer
  • Dress and grooming standards including wearing of uniforms
  • Standards of personal conduct
  • Physical fitness requirements