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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.

Typical Course Sequence

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 202.

Core Requirements

16 credits

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

† CSF 202 is temporarily listed as CSC 292 while the course is updated. This course will be listed as CSF 202 in future semesters.

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.

Other Resources

Read about minor program requirements.

We have developed a Minor Transition Guide to help select the courses and schedules that students need.

Additional Questions

For questions related to the Minor please send an email to dfcsc@etal.uri.edu.


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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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