Cybersecurity Minor

Challenges in cybersecurity are in the headlines on a daily basis and prove to be far more than a technical problem as they affect businesses, personal lives, and every area of society. Cybersecurity is a multi-disciplinary field that crosses many lines and explores multiple issues bringing together areas such as Criminal Justice, Psychology, Accounting and Economics, etc. The Cybersecurity Minor is for students who are interested in complementing their major, or who want to explore the area deeper than in a certificate, but who are not prepared to engage in a highly technical major.

To obtain the Cybersecurity Minor, students will take:

  • CISS 361- Cybersecurity
  • CISS 470- Policy, Compliance, & Risk
  • CISS 471- Cyber Privacy, Ethics, & Abuse
  • One Programming Course (CSCI 140 or CSCI 141)
  • Four Electives

Learn more about Western's Cybersecurity Minor curriculum by visiting the Cybersecurity Minor Catalog Page.

The Cybersecurity Minor is currently offered on the Western Poulsbo campus, and is open to all students not enrolled in a program in the Computer Science department (CSCI, CISS). Complete the Cybersecurity Minor Interest Form below and we will contact you with more information.

If you are a Bellingham student interested in pursuing this minor, please contact for more information.

Cybersecurity Minor Interest Form

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