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Cyber Intelligence

The multidisciplinary studies degree in Cyber Intelligence allows students to study multiple fields such as statistics, information systems, management science, finance 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 the data science knowledge to understand cyber threats.


BS-MDST Cyber Intelligence  20-22 Catalog  (BS-MDCI-UC)

FALL SPRING
FIRST YEAR  
AIS 1203 or 1243 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship 3 MDS 2023 Intro to Multidisc Studies 3  
WRC 1013 Freshman Comp I (Q) 3 STA 1053  Component Area Option (preq. STA) 3  
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics 3 CS 1063 Intro to Comp Program I  3  
CORE Creative Arts 3 POL1133 or 1213 Texas Politics and Society 3  
MAT 1073 Core Mathematics 3 WRC 1023 Freshman Comp II (Q) 3  
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15  
SECOND YEAR  
IS 3413  Intro to Telecom for Business (FA 1) 3   IS 3513 Infor Assurance and Security (FA 1) 3  
IS 3433  Intro to Digital Forensics (FA 1) 3   IS 3533

Cyber Law and Legal System (FA1)

3  
ELEC Social Science (FA 3) 3   ELEC Social Science (FA 3) 3  
CORE Life & Physical Sciences 3   CORE Life & Physical Sciences 3  
COM Requirement COM 1043,1053,2113 or ENG 2413 3   STA 4233  Intro to Prog & Data Manage R (FA 2) 3  
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15  
THIRD YEAR  
IS 3523 Intrusion Detection (FA1) 3   IS 3833 Cyber Operations (FA1) 3  
MS 3073 Business Analytics (FA 2) 3   STA 4143 Data Mining (FA 2) 3  
STA 4133  Intro to Prog & Data Manage SAS (FA 2) 3   MS 3063 Decision Support System (FA 2) 3  
ELEC Social Science (FA 3) 3   ELEC Social Science (FA 3) 3  
CORE American History 3   CORE  Social and Behavioral Science 3  
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15  
FOURTH YEAR  
IS 4473 Information Assurance Policy (FA1) 3   IS 4953 Special Studies in IS (FA1) 3  
MS 3313 Business Applications of Stat (FA 2) 3   MS 4323 Simu with Business Applications (FA 2) 3  
ELEC Social Science (FA 3) 3   ELEC Social Science (FA 3) 3  
ELEC Social Science (FA 3) 3   CORE Lang, Philosophy, & Cult. 3  
CORE American History 3   MDS 4983 Seminar for Multidisc Studies  
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15  

Focus Area 1 - Cyber Security (24 hours prescribed)

Course Number Title  Prerequisite
IS 3413 Intro to Telecom for Business  
IS 3433 Intro to Digital Forensics  
IS 3513 Infor Assurance and Security IS 3413
IS 3523 Intrusion Detection IS 3513
IS 3533 Cyber Law and Legal System
IS 3833 Cyber Operations IS 3523
IS 4473 Information Assurance Policy IS 3413
IS 4953 Special Studies in IS Consent of Instructor

Focus Area 2 - Business Intelligence 21 hours (6 prescribed)

Course Number  Title  Prerequisite
STA 4233 * Intro to Prog & Data Manage R (required)  
STA 4133* Intro to Prog & Data Manage SAS (required)  
STA 4143* Data Mining  STA 4133
STA 3333 Introduction to Data Science and Analytics STA 1053 or equivalent
MS 3063* Decision Support System  
MS 3073* Business Intelligence & Analytics   
MS 3313* Business Applications of Statistics  
MS 4323* Simu with Business Applications   
MS 4383 Predictive Operational Analytics  
* Certificate in Business Analytics  
STA 4233, STA 4133, MS 3073, MS 3063, MS 3313, MS 4323  

Focus Area 3 - Social Science 21 hours from below classes

Political Science
Course Number  Title  Prerequisite
GLA  1013 U.S. in the Global Arena  
GLA  2103 Introduction to Intelligence Studies GLA 1013 or POL 1013
GLA  3213 Theories of International Relations GLA 1013 or POL 1013
GLA  4213 The Intelligence Community in World Affairs POL 1013
GLA  4243  Terrorism & Counter Terrorism GLA 1013 or POL 1013
GLA  4434 Cyber Warfare & International Politics POL 1013
GLA  4953 Special Studies in Global Affairs GLA 1013  
GLA  4973 Senior Seminar GLA 1013 or POL 2693
POL 3593 Topics in Latin American Security POL 1013 or GLA 1013
POL 3763 Globalization POL 1013 or GLA 1013
POL 3633 Political Economy POL 1013
POL 3483  International Political Economy POL 1013
POL 3513 International Organizations in World Politics POL 1013 or GLA 1013
POL 3523 Force in International Politics POL 1013
Finance
Course Number  Title  Prerequisite
ACC 2013 Principles of Accounting I  
ECO 2013 Introductory Macroeconomics ECO 2023
ECO 2023 Introductory Microeconomics  
ECO 3193 International Economics ECO 2003 or 2013 or 2023 with C-
ECO 4303 Economics of Developing Countries ECO 2003 or 2013 with C-
FIN 3013 Principles of Finance ACC 2013, ECO 2013, MAT 1133, and MS 1023
FIN 4873 Computer Modeling of Financial Applications MGT 3003, IS 3003, and FIN 3013
FIN 3423 Security Analysis FIN 3033
FIN 4613 Introduction to International Finance MGT 3003 and FIN 3013