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Navy Tier System

The Navy is preparing our officer corps of the future to meet the dynamic challenges in the next generation of technology and leadership.

In structuring our academic programs to meet these challenges, undergraduate academic majors for Navy ROTC Navy option midshipmen are divided into three categories or tiers:

  • Tier 1 – engineering programs of Navy interest
  • Tier 2 – other engineering, math and science programs
  • Tier 3 – Foreign language and remaining academic programs

In order to keep pace in this high tech and diverse environment, approximately 85% of Navy Option Navy ROTC scholarships offers will be awarded to students interested in completing a Tier 1 or Tier 2 academic major. The Navy ROTC scholarship provides full tuition and fees at 166 of our nation’s most elite and prestigious colleges and universities.

* The Marine Corps does not classify their students using the Navy Tier System
* Not all of these majors are offered at NC State

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Systems BSE
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Agricultural/Biological Engineering & Bioengineering
  • Agricultural and Environmental Technologies
  • Architectural Engineering/Architectural Engineering Technologies
  • Astrophysics Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioprocessing Sciences
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science/Info. Tech.
  • Construction Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering/Science
  • Engineering Science
  • Geology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiological Sciences and Immunology
  • Paper Science & Engineering
  • Physics
  • Physiology, Pathology & Related Sciences
  • Polymer and Color Chemistry
  • Science Education
  • Science, Technology, and Society (BS)
  • Statistics
  • Textile Technology & Engineering
  • All other academic majors not listed in Tier 1 or Tier 2