University General Course Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 14, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2020-2021

Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity, Minor

Vulnerability to cyber attacks has increased dramatically as usage of and reliance upon technology expands. Cyber attacks can take multiple forms, ranging from corporate security breaches and social media fraud to malware and social engineering. Cybersecurity professionals are needed who can identify and mitigate the growing threats. The objective of the minor in interdisciplinary cybersecurity is to provide students with both the skills and the theoretical knowledge to address evolving cybersecurity challenges from a range of disciplinary prospectives. Through core courses and electives, students who complete the minor will learn to identify cybersecurity risks and build expertise in solutions to a broad range of cyber vulnerabilities.

The minor in interdisciplinary cybersecurity is open to all students at the university. Completion of minor requirements may require completion of additional courses as prerequisites.

A minor in both cybersecurity and interdisciplinary cybersecurity is not allowed.

Contact Information

Nancy LaTourrette
242 Scrugham Engineering and Mines
(775) 784-4014

I. Program Requirements (18 units)

The minor requires a minimum of 18 units from the courses listed below. No more than nine of the units can also count towards your major or other degree requirements.

A. Required Courses (6 units)

C. Foundation/Application Courses (0-6 units)

Any remaining courses can be selected from this list of foundation/application classes.


* Restricted to listed topics. If taken outside of topics listed, course will not count toward cyber security minor.