Naval Science

The Department of Naval Science offers an elective program to qualify male and female students for commissions as officers in the U.S. Naval Reserve or Marine Corps.

Future Navy and Marine Corps Officers of the RPI Unit attend either Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, Union College in Schenectady, NY, or the Nursing Program at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. Our offices are located on the second and third floor of the Alumni Sports and Recreation Center on 15th Street on the RPI Campus.



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Scholarship Program

Scholarship students receive up to four years of full scholarship benefits and a monthly stipend. Awards are based on an annual nationwide competition conducted by the Department of the Navy.

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College Program

College program students receive basic benefits and are given the opportunity to become scholarship students.

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Naval Science Contact

Office of Naval Science
Alumni Sports & Recreation Center (campus map)
Room 201
(518) 276-8001

Learn more about the Navy ROTC at Rensselaer