Cybersecurity Minor

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Students with a minor in Cybersecurity will build a strong foundation in the technical, ethical, and legal elements necessary to recognize security breaches, analyze and investigate cybercrimes, and defend against cyber threats. The Cybersecurity minor is available to all students; however, the program is best suited for majors in Criminal Justice, Management Information Systems, and Computer Science. Career opportunities in this field include security, network, or threat analyst for corporations or law enforcement agencies. This minor also builds a strong foundation for those interested in pursuing graduate work in this field.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • IS221 Programming Fundamentals OR CS135 Introduction to Computer Science
  • IS240 Foundations of Information Systems
  • IS311 IT Infrastructure
  • IS310 Introduction to Information Security
  • CJ340 Criminal Investigations

Criminal Justice Electives (6 credits)

  • CJ305 The Law of Evidence
  • CJ355 Forensics
  • PH211 Ethical Theory/Moral Issues OR PH215 Business Ethics

Management Information Systems Electives (6 credits)

  • IS322 IT Audit and Controls
  • IS334 System Administration
  • IS362 IT Security and Risk Management
  • IS410 Ethical Hacking
  • CS434 Operating Systems

Cybersecurity Minor