Cyber Security Foundations (Minor)

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The Minor in Cyber Security Foundations prepares students to ensure the protection of hardware, software, and data across computer systems. This minor may be combined with a major from another program.

Minors may be combined with a major from another program and consist of at least five courses (a minimum of 15 semester hours).

The Minor in Cyber Security Foundations provides a coherent set of ideas, concepts, and educational experiences in a variety of areas, so students may find that it will enhance potential for professional development and can prepare students to enter the Master of Cyber Forensics and Security program. Students who wish to pursue a minor must consult with the advisers in their respective major departments. Please note that not all minors are applicable to all majors.

Program Overview

The Minor in Cyber Security Foundations prepares students to ensure the protection of hardware, software, and data across computer systems. It will enhance the potential for professional development and can prepare students to enter the Master of Cyber Forensics and Security program.

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate with a Minor in Cyber Security Foundations could be prepared to enter a variety of positions within the industry, such as:

  • Information security officer
  • Security manager
  • Security administrator
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cyber security specialist
  • Vulnerability researcher/exploit developer

Students who wish to pursue a minor must consult with advisers in their respective major departments. Please note that not all minors are applicable to all majors. Previous coursework or experience in technology is helpful but not required.