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    University of Texas in Austin, TX
 Tennessee Tech University, in Cookeville, TN
UT Austin
 University of Tulsa, in Tulsa, OK
  CAE-CO badge means a degree program includes classes in science and engineer- ing, the technology of cyber operations, and additional cyber-learning activities. “You know you have a high-octane pro- gram if they have that designation,” says Eric Brown, the assistant director of the Cybersecurity Education, Research & Outreach Center at Tennessee Techno- logical University. There are highly ranked programs all over the country, including those at New York Institute of Technology, Tennessee Tech, and the University of Southern Mississippi. (See
for many more options.) Before deciding where to apply, talk to your college coun- selor in addition to searching online.
While most cyber programs are found within computer science or engineering schools, not all cyber tracks are strictly technical. “Cyber is a mile wide and about an inch deep,” says Brown. You might choose a major such as law en- forcement, psychology, public policy, or business, and combine it with cyberse- curity and computer science classes for a job that may be managing a cybersecu-
rity project that requires drafting strate- gic plans and policy analyses.
Even if you decide to pursue a com- puter science degree, coursework outside of tech can enhance your mar- ketability, says Mark Loepker, director of education at the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation. For example, you might be better able to understand an adversary’s behavior and attack strategies by studying psychology. Studying library science or biology may help you design better, user-friendly sys- tems. Law enforcement is fundamental

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