Oct 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalogue 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalogue

Cybersecurity Minor


This minor can be declared through the Department of Computer and Information Sciences .

Director: COL Mohamed Eltoweissy (X7939, eltoweissymy@vmi.edu)

Admission Requirements

Open to cadets in all VMI academic departments.

The Minor in Cybersecurity requires a 2.7 GPA for admission.

A track must be declared upon enrollment in this minor.

No track change is allowed without the permission of the Cyber Security Minor director.

Good Standing Requirement

Cadets must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the minor program throughout their course of study.

Course Requirements


Minimum 21 credits total plus practicum.

At least 9 credits outside the cadet’s major.

No more than three elective courses in any one track.

• 9-10 core credits [No prerequisite courses (beyond the VMI core) are required for any of the core courses]


• 12 elective credits chosen from among two of the following tracks:


Technical Track - A


NOTE: CS and ECE majors CANNOT complete this Technical Track

Technical Track - B


NOTE: For all majors

Management and Policy Track


NOTE: ECBU majors CANNOT complete the Management and Policy Track

Humanistic and Social Studies Track


NOTE: ERH majors CANNOT complete the Humanistic and Social Studies Track

Practicum


  • Must be pre-approved by the Cyber Security Minor Director
  • Must address issues related to security, ethics and resilience

  • Must qualify for a 3 credit or more course equivalence

  • Requires a final report and presentation accepted by the Cyber Security Minor director
     
  • May include, but not limited to, any of the following:

        Capstone project

        Internship

        Summer research project