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Minor in Cybersecurity

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What will I study?

Your coursework begins with a strong computer science foundation which includes courses on programming, data structures, algorithms and computer architecture. Then you will be exposed to computer network and data communications, network security and cybersecurity principles.   

Curriculum | 21 credits

  • CS 110 Introduction to CS (may be waived)
  • CS 111 Introduction to Structured Programming
  • CS 112 Data Structures
  • CS 215 Computer Architecture
  • CS 341 Analysis of Algorithms
  • CS 339 Networking & Data Communications
  • CS 367 Network Security
  • CS 368 Cybersecurity Principles

Is a minor in cybersecurity right for me?

Does hearing about latest security breaches excites you to know more about them? Do you like learning about firewalls, antivirus programs, and how they operate? Would you be interested in acquiring skills to defend against cyber-attacks? If yes, then this minor is good for you. With cybersecurity as one of the most sought-after skills, adding this minor is a great way to round out your education. CS majors would only have to add 6 credits to their majors for the minor in cybersecurity.

When should I declare a minor?

By the end of your freshman year, since it takes a minimum of 4 semesters to complete the required courses. Please talk with your advisor before declaring a minor.