Sensitive data and systems are increasingly in peril. This presents an opportunity for students in a variety of majors who are passionate about cybersecurity to fill the growing need for knowledgeable professionals who can develop, use, and manage best practices and tools to help secure them.
Areas of Study
The minor will provide you with a broad introduction to current cybersecurity topics. It not only gives you a solid foundation in security fundamentals but also flexibly combines with a number of majors, such as business, computer science, and mathematics.
The cybersecurity minor, within the UMW College of Business, requires 17 credits that include classes from computer science, business, and management information systems. You will take such courses as programming and problem solving, software development, network principles and applications, computer and information security, computer ethics, practical ethics, business ethics, and business administration.