Cyber Leadership and Intelligence (BS)
If you often find yourself as the leader of the pack, have an interest in world cultures, international politics, and cyber systems, this program is for you. Offered both on campus and online, DSU’s degree is one of the few programs in the country. As a student, you’ll enroll in courses that teach leadership concepts and practices, professional ethics, and communication skills.
You’ll get a taste of digital forensics, as well as a combination of world affairs and human behavior. DSU’s faculty, who have personally carried out investigations, provide courses that will help you understand the people and cultures of those who may execute an attack on a computer network, but it will also prepare you to effectively defend them. To further develop your career, this program is built to help you incorporate a minor, such as cyber operations, foreign language, sociology, or history.
Since this program can be accessed online, it is available for current military members. As a current military student, you’ll get a discounted tuition rate and have scholarships available to you. DSU has been designated a Military Friendly school since 2012 and was recently named as one of the best colleges in the nation for military members or veterans by the “Military Times.” For more information about current and veteran benefits, please visit the DSU Veteran webpage.
Benefits of Cyber Leadership and Intelligence
As a student of this program, you’ll benefit from an internship and when you’re ready, faculty will help you find one that suits your needs. As an intern, you’ll work in the Digital Forensics Lab (part of DSU Madison Labs) and work on active investigations. You’ll be challenged to develop the skills intelligence agencies and companies need for the issues facing our world today.
Student & Faculty Testimonials
“CLI was a perfect fit, I came to DSU knowing that I wanted to pursue Digital Forensics. This program allows me study Digital Forensics while also gaining a background in world culture, cyber ethics and human behavior; I get the best of both worlds. I am gaining knowledge about computer security, leadership, human behavior, risk assessment, investigative steps and so much more. This program was a bonus for me and a perfect fit to continue my path towards digital Forensics.” – Olivia Janssen, DSU Student
“One of the benefits of being a faculty member in the Cyber Leadership Intelligence program is working with students who have a wide variety of interests and passions. It is gratifying to see my discipline of Sociology being broadly interpreted, understood, and explored by students in many ways. I enjoy the passion students have for exploring and debating the merits of social, political, and economic divides.”- Viki Johnson, DSU Professor
Possible job titles
- Information Security Analyst
- Digital Forensics Investigator
- Intelligence Officer
- Computer and Information Systems Manager
- Network and Computer Systems Administrator
Schedule a campus visit to meet the professors in the program and see the campus.