Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Cybersecurity, Minor

The Cybersecurity Minor is designed to offer students the necessary technical and non-technical knowledge to identify and adequately mitigate cybersecurity risks, arrange the secure use of computing resources, recognize security breaches, and proficiently use the tools and techniques for analysis and investigation of cybercrimes.

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Cybersecurity, Minor Program Page

Computer Science Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide


Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
  • The Computing minor must submit this self-maintained curriculum guide to the Computer Science Department for verification.

Core Requirements
CPSC 130Introduction to Computing and Programming3
CPSC 300Challenges of Computer Technology3
or MIS 300 Challenges of Computer Technology
CPSC 323Fundamentals of Database Systems3
or MIS 323 Data Base Systems
CPSC 301Practical Computer Security3
or MIS 301 Practical Computer Security
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Forensics
Introduction to Computer Forensics
Information Systems Security
CSS 120Introduction to Private Security3
CSS 240Security Management3
or CSS 351 Fraud
Total Hours21

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Minor in Cybersecurity (14E)
This program is effective as of Fall 2016
Revised 02.08.2023