Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Cybersecurity Minor


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

The Cybersecurity Minor provides cadets with the fundamentals of cybersecurity that can enhance or supplement any major with skills to secure information and protect computing systems from cyber threats. This minor may increase employment opportunities by raising awareness of cyber threats and by promoting self-discipline and organizational practices to keep information and systems secure from malicious actors.

The minor in Cybersecurity requires 21 semester hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

 

Student Learning Objectives: As a result of successfully completing this minor, cadets will be able to understand security principles and apply practices to keep information and systems secure in the presence of risks and threats.

 

This minor cannot be taken by Computer Science majors. Computer Science majors may complete a Cybersecurity track in addition to another Computer Science track.

Notes:


*CIS 111 and CIS 111L can be substituted with an equivalent introductory programming course. If substituted by a 3-credit course, the total credit hours required for the minor is reduced by 1 credit.

**CIS 301 and CIS 301L can be substituted with an equivalent network course. If substituted by a 3-credit course, the total credit hours required for the minor is reduced by 1 credit.

***BU elective, EC elective, ERH elective, IS elective, or PS elective must be related to cybersecurity and approved by the Department Head.