Minors are a secondary area of academic focus.

This can be helpful if you have several areas you’d like to study but don’t want to do a double major. A minor can complement your main course of study by enhancing the value of your major, helping you to find an area of specialization within your major. Or, your minor can just be something you really enjoy and want to know more about. Some degrees require a minor.


The cybersecurity minor curriculum provides knowledge of protecting networks and programs from digital attacks. You’ll complete a minimum of 15 credit hours

Cybersecurity Minor
(19 hours)

Required Courses:

  • CS101 Introduction to Computer Science (3)
  • CS155 Computer Science I (4)
  • CY201 Introduction to Cybersecurity (3)
  • CY320 Information Security in Systems Administration (3)
  • IS299 Security in Data Protocols (3)
  • MA464 Mathematical Cryptography (3)

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Accreditations and Designations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): Computing Accreditation Commission logo
  • National Security Agency logo
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo
  • official Centers of academic excellence in cybersecurity community logo
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