The Cyber Security minor is intended for students studying computer engineering, computer science, software engineering or management information systems. The minor includes lab-based courses that are designed to provide students with the technical knowledge, theoretical background and the hands-on experiences.
The minor is 15 credits. At least 9 credits cannot be used to meet any other department, college or university requirement. Below is the list of courses used in the minor.
|Core Courses (12 credits)|
|CPR E 230||3||Cyber Security Fundamentals|
|CPR E 231||3||Cyber Security Concepts and Tools|
|COM S 252z: Linux OS Essentials or
CPR E 308: Operating Systems Principles and Practice or
COM S 352: Introduction to Operating systems
|CPR E 331||3||
Application of Cryptographic Concepts to Cyber Security
Note: the new catalog will list 331 instead of 431 Students who have not taken 431 should take 331 for the minor.
|Elective Courses (3 credits) more courses to be added|
|CPR E 430||3||Introduction to Network Security|
|SE 412||3||Formal Methods in Software Engineering|
|See department-approved list for additional courses|
After earning the minor in cyber security, students will:
- Apply cyber security concepts, tools and technologies to computer systems
- Understand cyber security risks, threats and countermeasures, applying this understanding to develop cyber defense strategies
- Design cyber security systems to meet organizational needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social and ethical expectations
- Work effectively as a team
The minor in cyber security is designed to prepare students with the technical skills for cyber security jobs.
After graduation, students who completed the cyber security minor should:
- Contribute to their communities’ cyber security technology and applications, understanding contemporary security issues—both technological and societal
- Advance in their careers through application of cyber security efforts
- Work effectively as a team, demonstrating ethical and responsible behavior
- Apply cyber security methods and concepts to the area of their Bachelor’s degree
- Continue their professional development through life-long learning