Cybersecurity - Minor

The Cybersecurity Minor is designed to appeal to both less technically-oriented and more technically-oriented undergraduate students, across multiple departments, in multiple colleges. All students who enroll in the minor will acquire a basic understanding of programming, and a firmly grounded understanding of cybersecurity, to include cyber ethics.  The inclusion of these courses in the minor will allow students to specialize in the area of cybersecurity that is most closely aligned with their respective interests and their degree plans. 

Select one of the following tracks:

Engineering Track
CSCE 313Introduction to Computer Systems4
CSCE 410Operating Systems3
CSCE 465Computer and Network Security3
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Law and Policy in Cybersecurity
Software Reverse Engineering
Networks and Distributed Processing
Directed Studies 1
Cybersecurity Risk
Professional Internship 1
Directed Studies 1
Research 1
Fundamentals of Networking
Professional Internship 1
Directed Studies 1
Total Semester Credit Hours16
Interdisciplinary Track
CSCE 402Law and Policy in Cybersecurity3
or TCMG 308   or Cybersecurity and Digital Ethics 
Select one of the following:4
Programming I
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming
Introduction to Program Design and Concepts
Embedded Systems Development in C
Select 9 hours from the following:9
Embedded Systems for Medical Applications
Law and Policy in Cybersecurity 2
Computer-Human Interaction
Computer and Network Security
Cybersecurity Risk
Fundamentals of Networking
Local-and-Metropolitan-Area Networks
Microcontroller Architecture
Advanced Network Systems and Security
Wireless Transmission Systems
Forensic Investigations
Introduction to Forensic and Investigative Sciences
GIS Programming
Network Communications and Infrastructure
Database Programming
Business Systems Analysis and Design
Communications and Cryptography
Communications and Cryptography II
National Security Policy
Unix System Administration Practices
Cybersecurity and Digital Ethics 2
Database Systems Administration and Application
Total Semester Credit Hours16
Technology track
TCMG 308Cybersecurity and Digital Ethics3
Select 13 hours from the following:13
Law and Policy in Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity Risk
Embedded Systems Development in C
Local-and-Metropolitan-Area Networks
Microcontroller Architecture
Advanced Network Systems and Security
Engineering Technology Capstone I 1
Engineering Technology Capstone II 1
Embedded Sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) Systems
Unix System Administration Practices
Database Systems Administration and Application
Technical Network Capstone 1
Total Semester Credit Hours16

Minimum required GPA to declare minor is a 2.5.

Must make a grade of C or better in each course used towards minor.

Must achieve an overall GPA of 2.5 in approved minor coursework.

Minimum of 6 hours at 300-400 level.