Navy Officer Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program Navy Officer Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program – Qualified applicants can earn approximately $18,000 per year in salary plus full medical and dental benefits while finishing their degree. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, graduates then attend the 13 week Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida where they earn a commission as a Naval Officer. If you’re a civilian or enlisted inactive reservist of any armed service working toward your bachelor’s degree, the Navy’s Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program (BDCP) could give you the financial boost you need to complete your college degree requirements-and help you become a Naval Reserve officer at the same time. As a member of the program you will: Be in active duty status; Receive a full salary, benefits, and allowances; Continue your college education. You’ll pay for your tuition, books and other school-related expenses while completing your bachelor’s degree. No uniform requirements apply until after graduation. Technical majors such as mathematics, science and engineering are highly desired, but students in most curricular are eligible for BDCP. To apply for the Navy’s BDCP, you must: Be a U.S. Citizen; Be at least 18 but not more than 34 before degree completion. (Most officer programs have lower age requirements.); Meet Navy physical standards; Have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale; Be enrolled in or accepted for transfer to regionally accredited four-year college or university with at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter-hours of accredited college or university credit. Qualified applicants may be accepted into most officer communities, including surface warfare, aviation, SEAL, explosive ordnance disposal, supply, aeronautical maintenance duty, intelligence, cryptology, or oceanography. If you’re selected for the BDCP, you must: Complete college as a full-time student as soon as possible; Maintain a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA or higher if required by the specific officer community for which selected; Report your college grades to the Commander, Navy Recruiting Command after completing each semester or quarter; Complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree according to a previously approved degree completion plan. After earning your bachelor’s degree in BDCP, you’ll be enrolled in the next available Officer Candidate School (OCS) class in Pensacola, Florida. Classes last about 13 weeks. Upon successful completion of OCS, you’ll be commissioned an officer in the Naval Reserve. As a selectee, your service obligation is four years of active duty, then four years in an inactive status unless otherwise required by your officer community. Candidates who leave the program before commissioning (for any reason other than medical) must serve two years of active duty in an enlisted status.