LEWISTON — Niagara University's ROTC program turns out more second lieutenants for the Army Cyber Branch — focusing on cyber warfare and developing software — than any other program of its kind in the country. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point follows a separate process to assess cyber officers.
Niagara's ROTC cadets receive training through the university’s undergraduate program in computer and information sciences, as well as a minor offering in computer crime. They may also enter a new master’s degree program in information security and digital forensics. In 2017, 5,246 ROTC cadets were assessed for the Cyber Branch. Niagara graduated two of the 60 chosen.