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. Students in Computer Science are not eligible for this minor. The program is open on a space available basis to students who are not majoring in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, or Math/Computer Science.
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, CSCI 141, or MIS 320). Note: Waivers for the Programming Course will be considered for students who have completed ACCT 321.
- Four Elective Courses (consult catalog page for detailed elective information)
Learn more about Western's Cybersecurity Minor curriculum by visiting the Cybersecurity Minor Catalog Page.
The Cybersecurity Minor is currently offered at Western's Bellingham and Poulsbo locations, and is open to most WWU students (Computer Science department majors are not eligible for this certificate).