Cyber Security Minor

The Cyber Security minor can be taken in conjunction with any major by completing the requirements listed below (see the URI Catalog "Minor Fields of Study"). Typically the minor is started in the fall or spring of a student’s sophomore or junior year.

Requirements Transition

The requirments and courses of this program have been updated to reflect the rapid changes in the industry. We have developed a transition guide to help select the courses and schedules that students need. The Minor Transition Guide contains information for both CS majors and non-majors. Students should consult this reference while preparing to meet with an advisor.

Typical Course Sequence

The following requirements take effect May 2017. Previous Requirements

Depending on a students background and interest, the minor can be tailored to meet each student's individual needs. Completion of the Cyber Security Minor typically requires the following courses; modifications can be discussed with Dr. DiPippo:

Programming Requirement

Students who are not Computer Science majors need to acquire basic programming skills for the program. Choose one of the available courses below.

Note: The programming experience course can be taken at the same time as CSF 102.

Core Requirements

16 credits

All students will be required to take the following courses that make up the core of the minor:

Additional Requirements

CS Majors at least 3 credits

Computer science majors must also take one additional courses from the following list:

The following courses are also accepted. These courses are only recommended for exceptional students who have passed all previous courses with an A- or better. These are graduate level courses and are significantly more dificult than traditional undergrad courses. Speak with your advisor before selecting one of these courses.

Program Requirements

Read more about the program requirements for the cyber security minor.

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Industry Certifications

Our courses will help you prepare for standard industry certifications such as: Net+, Security+, SSCP, and CISSP.

Industry & Careers

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