Cyber Operations (BS)

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Stay one step ahead, get inside the mind of a hacker

As technology improves, so do risks for vulnerabilities. That’s why we need you.

The DSU Cyber Operations program shows you how to discover and investigate attacks like data breaches, malware infections, and software vulnerabilities. You’ll go beyond the mind of hackers and analyze their mentality, motivations, and techniques.

Research and practice is vital. Our classes help you explore the fundamentals of programming, networking, and cybersecurity. Plus, our labs will let you, and others, analyze malware and exploit software safely; you won’t put your computer or information at risk.

This degree is also part of our 4+1 Program, which means you can complete your BS in Cyber Operations and your MS in Computer Science in just five years.

In it to win it

Our campus provides plenty of opportunities to keep your brain churning after you leave the classroom. Test your skills in ACM Programming Contests or prove your expertise in the National Cyber League (NCL) and Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC).

DSU Cyber Corps Scholarship

As a cyber operations student, you may also be eligible to apply for the DSU Cyber Corps Scholarship. A full-ride scholarship program that also pays out a $25,000 stipend per year.

NSA did you say?

Yes, it’s true. The National Security Agency (NSA) has designated our cyber operations degree as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, one of 20 such programs in the nation. Rest assured, our program meets some of the highest cyber security standards in the nation.

In addition to the NSA, you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of our relationships with government agencies and other industries, prior to graduation. 

Career possibilities

With a degree in cyber operations, there’s no limit to what you can accomplish. 

Our grads are hired by the National Security Agency (NSA), The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL), Navy SPAWAR (Space and Naval Warfare System Command), Sandia National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, banks, hospitals, and security firms all over the nation. 

  • Network Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Information Systems Security Manager

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