This is the official home page for the Naval Science department at Oregon State University and the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC). If you are interested in learning more about our programs, we encourage you to look around our site and contact our staff with any questions you may have. This site contains general information for both current and prospective students, as well as resources for active duty STA-21 and MECEP students.
A study by OSU researchers suggests that synchronization of climate patterns in the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans may be the early warning sign for a climate change "tipping point."… Read full story.
A 15-year analysis of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality.… Read full story.
The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corp (NROTC) program was established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally, and physically. To imbue them with the highest ideals of duty and 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 a career in naval service, and have a potential for further development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.