2020-21 Catalogs

Minor in Cybersecurity

This minor is designed to provide students with a broad range of courses in cybersecurity and related areas. Almost every aspect of modern communications is subject to cybersecurity attacks. Cybersecurity techniques and associated hardware and software are growing at an accelerating pace. Along with these fast-paced technologies, the attacks are becoming more sophisticated and frequent. As a result, new and exciting jobs in cybersecurity are emerging on a daily basis.

To obtain a minor in the Department of Technology, students must take at least nine credits in the minor beyond those used in their major, technical, or professional courses in another degree in the Department of Technology, or another minor.

Students can obtain only one minor in a degree or concentration in the Department of Technology, and that minor cannot be in another concentration in their degree.

Only six transfer credits can be used toward a minor in a degree or concentration in the Department of Technology, and they must be equivalent to courses in the minor. Transfer courses are subject to review by the minor advisor and subject matter expert.

Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by a vote of the Department faculty.

A minimum of 18 credit hours is required from the following courses monitored by a faculty advisor in the Department. Admission to the minor requires completion of at least 24 credits in the student's major with a grade point average of 2.0. Successful completion of the minor requires a grade point average of 2.0 in courses making up the minor.

Required Courses
ITT 200 Introduction to Cybersecurity (3 cr)
ITT 272 Networking I (3 cr)

Choose three courses from Group A
ITT 362 Operating Systems Security (3 cr)
ITT 376 Network Defense (3 cr)
ITT 413 Ethical Hacking (3 cr)
ITT 482 Computer Systems Forensics (3 cr)

Choose one course from Group B
ACC 110 Financial Accounting Information for Decision Making (3 cr)
BUS 280 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr)
COS 398 Professional Ethics and Social Impact of Computing (3 cr)
PHI 235 Philosophy, Social Media, and Security (3 cr)
RMI 320 Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance (3 cr)