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Cybersecurity Studies B.A.

“Cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces … it’s clear that much more work needs to be done to enhance our cybersecurity.” President Barack Obama

What you will learn in the cybersecurity studies major at Duquesne

  • How to evaluate the cyber-security needs of an organization
  • How to assess and develop risk management policies in order to protect well the confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of an organization's information and assets
  • How to support and secure information and assets as needed to support an organization's mission
  • How to research, learn, and apply new cyber-security technology in order to keep skills current
  • How to apply these skills in a professional manner, including documenting their work, communicating clearly and appropriately, and following appropriate ethical and professional standards of conduct

You will also enjoy the following benefits:

  • A program that combines policy studies and technological information to help you develop expertise in human analytic skills as well as technical security measures
  • Courses taught by internationally recognized Ph.D faculty
  • Capstone course that features a major project to help develop a portfolio of visible skills
  • Opportunity to participate in faculty research projects, publish findings and present work nationally and internationally
  • Faculty mentor to advise you about curriculum, independent study, internships, and career plans
  • Possibilty of a double major with computer science, data science, international studies and international relations