Niagara University’s ROTC program is the nation’s top ROTC producer of second lieutenants for the Army Cyber Branch, which focuses on developing software and cyber warfare. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point follows a separate process to assess cyber officers.

Niagara University’s ROTC cadets receive training through the institution’s undergraduate program in computer and information sciences, as well as a minor offering in computer crime. They now also have the opportunity to advance their learning via NU’s new master’s degree program in information security and digital forensics. Each of the programs prepares them for career placement in the government and private sectors.

In 2017, 5,246 ROTC cadets were assessed for the Cyber Branch. Of those only 60 were chosen, with two coming from Niagara.

Niagara University’s ROTC program ranked in the top three of the nation out of 275 programs in 2017. It has been a perennial leader in producing quality officers for over 80 years. To learn more about the ROTC program at Niagara University, please visit

Additional information on NU’s computer and information sciences can be obtained by calling 716.286.8444 or visiting

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