Army ROTC cadets smiling in dress uniform before commissioning ceremony


Graduate from College as an Army Officer

Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at Houghton allows you to earn your college degree as you train to become an Army Officer by combining in-class academics and important hands-on training. You'll be offered physical and mental challenges geared to help you succeed in college and beyond.

  • Train in one of the nation's top leadership programs (Army ROTC).
  • Graduate with a guaranteed career as a second lieutenant in the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.
  • Become eligible for ROTC scholarships which cover full tuition and fees plus a modest living allowance.*
ROTC Scholarship Application
*Houghton ROTC students remain highly competitive for these awards that are determined by their achievements and grades.
ROTC cadet at commissioning ceremony at Houghton University.

Houghton University students may participate in ROTC through a cross-enrollment agreement with St Bonaventure University. Two hours of military science are offered each semester that combine academic coursework and practical field experiences designed to enhance self-confidence, discipline, initiative, and responsibility. Up to 8 hours of Houghton graduation credit can be earned this way. 300 and 400 level courses, offered on the Bonaventure campus, are open only to students under contract with the U.S. Army. Call us today at 800-777-2556.

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Our cadets are some of the strongest students at the college. You’ll find student-athletes and scholars from every curriculum and many departments on campus. You probably already know us. You’ve seen us walking to class. If you’re up early, you’ve seen us running in the morning. We present the colors during athletic events. We are students, just like you. Want to try to be one of us? Give us a call.