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The Cyber Security Minor is designed to meet the growing need of preventing and detecting crimes involving computational devices in our digital age. Cyber security refers to securing computer systems and networks to prevent computer crimes, and includes digital forensics which involves the detection of computer crimes once they have occurred. Reports of new computer viruses and hacking incidents are in the news every day and affect more and more people and organizations – even governments. Cyber Security is one of the fastest growing job markets within IT, and knowledge of this area is relevant in most IT jobs.

The following 6 courses (18 credits) are required for this minor:

  • CIT 101 Introduction to Computers (online)
  • CIT 106 Cyber-ethics (online)
  • CIT 214 Networks and Security
  • Choose 3 of the following electives:
    • CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • CRJ 280 Principles of Criminal Investigations
    • CRJ 390 Technology in Criminal Justice
    • CIT 345 Digital Forensics
    • CIT 320 System Administration
    • CIT 319 Network Administration
    • Transferred courses that are relevant to cyber security may be used to satisfy the electives with permission.