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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity Minor

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

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


  • 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


        Summer research project

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