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Cyber Leadership and Intelligence: World Affairs and Human Behavior (BS)

Blending cyber and social sciences

If you’re looking to have a plethora of career opportunities upon graduation and are interested in an interdisciplinary program, look no further than our Cyber Leadership and Intelligence World Affairs and Human Behavior major.

This degree will give you an interdisciplinary background in history, political science, philosophy, sociology, and cybersecurity. Study the history of hacking culture. Explore the ideologies, psychologies, and strategies of terrorists and guerilla fighters in the 21st century. Examine social deviance by learning about the nature of negativity evaluated behaviors and the process by which customs, rules, and normative structure of society are constructed.

If you’re looking to add a minor, this program is built to help you incorporate one of your choices like: Cyber operations, Foreign language, History, Sociology.

Military accessible

DSU’s CLI program, on-campus and online, is accessible for current military members. Current military students will receive a discounted tuition rate and have scholarships available to them. DSU has been a designated Military Friendly school since 2012 by the Military Times. Learn more about our veteran benefits.

Potential careers

Your critical thinking skills, and experience in writing, collaborating, organizing, and communicating will make you a perfect fit in most organizations in the private and public sectors. Find your perfect career in intelligence, law enforcement, and government positions, or international relations. Or create your own path.

“DSU’s CLI program, on-campus and online, is accessible for current military members. Current military students will receive a discounted tuition rate and have scholarships available to them. DSU has been a designated Military Friendly school since 2012 by the Military Times. ”

Shane Farmer, DSU student

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the Cyber Leadership and Intelligence: World Affairs and Human Behavior (BS), students will:

  • Be able to appreciate and understand an investigation of a security breach and what will be involved in detecting cyber intrusions (basic investigative techniques, computer forensics, evidence collection and preservation, legal issues, and personal privacy issues)
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of major religions, literary traditions, geography, history, and different cultural values
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of how nations, states have historically and currently conduct trade, diplomacy, and wars

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