Cybersecurity Minor

The cybersecurity minor starts during the Fall 2021 semester. This minor is intended to be suitable for landing entry-level work in the field. It is accessible to students in any major at HSU.

Three courses include topics directly relevant to the industry-recognized CompTIA certifications. Although students aren’t required to sit for the certification exams, if they choose to do so (and pass the exams) they will have a widely accepted certification to accompany their transcript. The courses and certifications are:

  • Computer Networking -> Networking+
  • Intro to Cybersecurity -> Security+
  • Penetration Testing -> PenTest+

In the current scheduling of courses a student can start the minor in any fall semester and will need three years to complete it in order to satisfy pre-requisites and limited scheduling.

Majors

Minors

  • Cybersecurity

WHY STUDY CYBERSECURITY AT HSU?

Students in Computer Lab

Strong Job Market

The current job market is very strong for this skillset. This minor is intended to be suitable for landing entry-level work in the field. Once you begin work in the field there are many paths for continuing education, growth, and opportunity.

Computer Lab

Adaptable Training

The minor includes a Python programming class so students will learn basics of how to code (which is a valuable skill in its own right).

Program Details

The minor includes seven courses all of which are available in an online format:

CSCI 1306 Computer Forensics Prereq: none
CSCI 1370 Applied Programming in Python Prereq: none
CSCI 2324 Computer Networking Prereq: CSCI 1320 or CSCI 1370
CSCI 2370 Introduction to Cybersecurity Prereq: CSCI 2324
CSCI 3375 Server Administration Prereq: CSCI 2324
CSCI 3370 Penetration Testing Prereq: CSCI 2370
CSCI 3378 Information Security Management Prereq: none

There are no special requirements (beyond admission to HSU) needed to start the minor. The courses require a proactive, resilient, hard-working, will-not-give-up attitude but beyond that they are accessible by students from any major.

The current job market is very strong for this skillset. This minor is intended to be suitable for landing entry-level work in the field. Once you begin work in the field there are many paths for continuing education, growth, and opportunity.