Minor in Cyber Security

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    Required Courses (1)

    • COSC 110 – Problem Solving and Structured Programming, 3cr (2)
      or
      Controlled Elective (see below)
    • COSC 216 – Introduction to Cyber Security, 3cr (3)
    • COSC 345 – Computer Networks, 3cr (4)
      or
      COSC 352 – LAN Design and Installation, 3cr
    • CRIM 101 – Crime and Justice Systems (5)
      or
      CRIM 102 – Survey of Criminology, 3cr (5)
      or
      Controlled Elective (see below)
    • CRIM 321 – Cybersecurity and Loss Prevention, 3cr
      or
      CRIM 323 – Cybersecurity and the Law, 3cr

    Controlled Electives: 

    Select at least three credits from the following:

    • COSC 341 - Introduction to Database Management Systems Credits: 3cr
    • COSC 356 - Network Security Credits: 3cr
    • COSC 362 - Unix Systems Credits: 3cr
    • COSC 427 - Introduction to Cryptography Credits: 3cr
    • COSC 429 - Digital Forensics Credits: 3cr
    • COSC 430 - Introduction to Systems Programming Credits: 3cr
    • COSC 432 - Introduction to Operating Systems Credits: 3cr
    • COSC 454 - Information Assurance Administration Credits: 3cr
    • CRIM 321 - Cybersecurity and Loss Prevention Credits: 3cr
    • CRIM 323 - Cybersecurity and the Law Credits: 3cr
    • CRIM 401 - Contemporary Issues in Criminology Credits: 3cr
    • CRIM 403 - Dilemmas in Criminology and Criminal Justice Credits: 3cr

    Total Minor Requirements: 18

    1. At most, six credits of a student’s major can be counted towards both the major and minor. Computer science/cybersecurity students are not eligible to take this minor; instead, they must take a criminology minor.
    2. Students with COSC 110 (or equivalent such as IFMG 210 ) as part of their major must take three credits from the controlled elective list.
    3. Computer science majors cannot count COSC 216 for both their major and minor.
    4. Computer science majors cannot count COSC 352 or IFMG 352. Computer science majors must take COSC 345.
    5. Students with CRIM 101 or CRIM 102 as part of their major must take three credits from the controlled elective list.

    Disclaimer

    The IUP Undergraduate Catalog is the final determiner of all requirements for all degrees. This document is a simplification of catalog information and is meant only for basic advising of computer science majors. For more details, see your advisor.