What is NUPOC?
The Naval Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) Program is a collegiate program for students
interested in engineering to join the U.S. Navy as an officer in the Nuclear Propulsion Program while
enrolled in a full-time college degree program. While in school, those in the NUPOC program will receive
a full-time paid salary in order to focus on their education while reducing concerns of financial
NROTC vs NUPOC
It is important to note that the NUPOC program is separate from NROTC. This would be a more suitable
option for students who are within 30 months of graduation, not a part of NROTC, and have the desire
to serve in the nuclear Navy. Interested applicants will still need to meet the requirements outlined in
the additional information section.
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