Cybersecurity Minor

Cybersecurity is the study of the creation, operation, analysis and testing of secure computer systems, networks, and online data from attack and compromise by integrating knowledge from the fields of Information Systems, Computer Science, and Criminal Justice.

The Cybersecurity minor provides students with an overview of the fundamental concepts of the discipline.

Program Admission

Any undergraduate student can declare this minor.

Program Requirements

  • The minor consists of 18 credits.
  • At least 9 credits must be taken at SUNY Brockport.
  • The prerequisite course is CSC 120

Core Courses (15 credits)

  • CYB 105 Cybersecurity Fundamentals I (3 credits)
  • CYB 205 Cybersecurity Fundamentals II (3 credits)
  • CYB 203 Programming in Python (4 credits)
  • CSC 209 Unix Tools (1 credit)
  • CSC 219 Programming in C (1 credit)
  • CIS 419 Computer Networks and Internet Applications (3 credits)

Elective Courses (3 credits)

Students can select from the following options:

  • Any Cybersecurity course 400 – 489
  • CIS 421 Computer & Network Security
  • CRJ 422 Cyber crime and Digital Forensics