At which campus can I study this program?
Requirements for a minor may be completed at any campus location offering the specified courses for the minor. Students may not change from a campus that offers their major to a campus that does not offer their major for the purpose of completing a minor.
The Cybersecurity Minor offered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is designed for students in computational majors who wish to acquire the technical depth to design and construct secure cyber systems. Building upon a core computer science foundation the minor includes courses in computer security, mobile and wireless security, software security and networking. Additional courses in the minor provide areas of application such as operating systems, database systems, and computer architecture, in which issues of security arise. The minor prepares students for careers as technical professionals working with secure cyber systems and for graduate study in computer, network and systems security.
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Requirements for the Minor
To be ready to take the courses in the minor students must complete the following courses (or their equivalents): CMPSC 121 or CMPSC 131, CMPSC 122 or CMPSC 132, CMPSC 221, CMPSC 311, CMPSC 360, CMPEN 270/CMPEN 271, CMPEN 331, and STAT 318.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|CMPEN 362||Communication Networks||3|
|CMPSC 443||Introduction to Computer and Network Security||3|
|CMPSC 473||Operating Systems Design & Construction||3|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 3-6 credits from the following:||3-6|
|Wireless Communications Systems and Security|
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas|
|Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 3-6 credits from the following: 1||3-6|
|Introduction to Computer Architecture|
|Programming Language Concepts|
|Introduction to the Theory of Computation|
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