Cyber Intelligence (Multidisciplinary Studies)

Do you want to help businesses and government agencies protect their data, information and intellectual property from potential hackers? UTSA’s Multidisciplinary Studies degree in Cyber Intelligence, prepares students for a career securing and protecting vital information in some of the world’s biggest companies and governments.

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UTSA’s Cyber Intelligence degree allows students to study multiple fields such as statistics, information systems, management science, and political science. Cyber Intelligence tracks, analyzes and counters digital security threats using a mix of physical and digital intelligence. This program focuses on gaining a foundation in finance and political science with data science knowledge to understand cyber threats.

Careers in Cyber intelligence

Top job titles for Cyber intelligence graduates include:

• Information Security Engineer
• Computer Systems Engineer
• Software Developer
• Network Engineer
• Computer Programmer
• Network Support Specialist

Cyber intelligence and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in Texas in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Virginia, Maryland and Colorado. More than 12 million cyber intelligence-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Industries for Cyber intelligence Graduates

Cyber intelligence is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of cyber intelligence-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Telecommunications
• Aerospace Manufacturing
• Computer Systems Design
• Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
• Management and Technical Consulting

Salaries for Cyber Intelligence Graduates

The salary range for open cyber intelligence-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $67,793
median $93,681
top 10% $120,153

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Cyber intelligence Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Cyber intelligence graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Cyber intelligence may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy working with others
• You are a good planner
• You like solving puzzles and problems
• You like being creative and artistic
• You enjoy learning
• You are well organized

Student Life

UTSA’s Cyber Intelligence degree allows students to study multiple fields such as statistics, information systems, management science, and political science. Cyber Intelligence tracks, analyzes and counters digital security threats using a mix of physical and digital intelligence. This program focuses on gaining a foundation in finance and political science with data science knowledge to understand cyber threats. Students studying Cyber Intelligence may consider becoming involved in:

  • Cyber Jedis
  • Online Cyber Security Alliance
  • Computer Security Association