Cybersecurity Minor | University of Northwestern, St. Paul
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Department of Computing, Data, & Mathematical Sciences

Cybersecurity Minor

Information system students studying
Department of Computing, Data, & Mathematical Sciences

Cybersecurity Minor


  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

17 credits

required for minor

17 credits

17 credits

required for minor

The cybersecurity minor is designed to add awareness of cyber security threats as well as tools and techniques for providing a solid defense against attacks for those in fields such as computer science, accounting, business, and criminal justice.

Some classes in this minor include:
  • Data Communications I
  • Computer Security Fundamentals
  • Server Administration
  • Introduction to Cryptography
  • Computer Firewalls and Penetration Testing
  • Digital Forensics
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As we continue headlong into the 4th industrial revolution, information system professionals will continue to be highly sought after. Northwestern information systems graduates go on to amazing careers in multiple industries.
Eric Olson
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James Smith, Ph.D.

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Larry Dunn, Ph.D.
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