Cybersecurity Minor

Vulnerability to cyber attacks has increased dramatically as usage of and reliance on technology expands. Cyber attacks can take multiple forms, ranging from corporate security breaches and social media fraud to malware and social engineering. Professionals with cybersecurity training are needed who can identify and mitigate the growing threats.

The objective of the minor in cybersecurity is to provide students with both the technical skills and the theoretical knowledge to address evolving cyber security challenges. Through core courses and electives, students who complete the minor will learn to identify cybersecurity risks and build expertise in solutions to a broad range of cyber vulnerabilities.

The minor in cybersecurity is open to all students at the University. Completion of the minor may require completion of additional courses as prerequisites.

Course requirements for the minor in cybersecurity

The minor requires a minimum of 18 credits from the courses listed below. No more than nine of the credits can also count towards your major or other degree requirements. You can view complete coursework requirements on the course catalog. Please note that course offerings and requirements may change — you should meet with your advisor to make sure your class schedule fulfills requirements.



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Contact Nancy LaTourrette for more information

Phone (775) 784-4014
Fax (775) 784-1877
Email latour@cse.unr.edu
Location Scrugham Engineering and Mines
Address University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557