Minor in Cybersecurity
Add to your major with a minor in cybersecurity, help protect America’s vital data assets.
When you hear the word ‘hacker’, you might think of credit card breaches and email scams. Those working in the cybersecurity field, however, know the ramifications from hackers can be extremely destructive and even catastrophic for certain industries and government agencies.
Through select courses, students will learn the basics of information security, along with essential systems administration skills used by industry professionals. Explore network security, understand secure communication and cryptography, and get comfortable with incident handling with guidance from our expert faculty.
Due to the similar nature of required courses, students in the Cyber and Information Security major will not be eligible to apply to the Cybersecurity minor.
Required Courses (18 credits)
- NT – 150 Intro to Computer Networking
- IAE – 201 Introduction to IA Concepts
- IAE – 250 Comprehensive Computer/Network Security
- IAE – 260 Secure Systems Administration & Operation
- IAE – 325 Secure Data Communications and Cryptography
- IAE – 402 Introduction to Incident Handling/Malicious Code
Students must complete all prerequisites for each course.
All courses must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or higher. No course substitutions will be allowed.
No more than six credits may apply to both the major degree program and a minor.
No more than nine transfer credits may be applied to a minor.
Not sure if you’d rather make cybersecurity your major focus? Check out the major here.