Undergraduate Program Cybersecurity Minor
Cybersecurity is a critical aspect of the world's digital infrastructure. Industries
and agencies worldwide are seeking professionals with knowledge and skills in cybersecurity.
The CyberSecurity Minor offered by the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
will provide students with a strong foundation in the principles and methodologies
Cybersecurity Minor Objectives
The Cybersecurity Minor Program combines:
- Fundamentals of computer engineering including digital logic, algorithmic computations, computer architectures, and computer networks.
- A rich set of cybersecurity specialization courses to allow students to broaden their knowledge within any of several cybersecurity areas.
Cybersecurity Minor Requirements
The minor requires 22 units total, of which 9 units must be exclusive (not double counted for a major or another minor).
All students pursuing the minor must complete the following courses (13 units)*:
ECE 85 Digital Logic Design
CSCI 41 Data Structures
ECE 118 Microprocessor Architecture and Programming
ECE 146 Computer Networks
In addition, students pursuing the minor must complete the following nine (9) units:
ECE 150 Cloud and Cybersecurity
ECE 156 Fundamentals of Cryptography and Computer Network Security
IS 141 Cybersecurity and Risk Management
Another cybersecurity course taken at Fresno State or at another accredited institution
with prior approval of the department chair can count towards three (3) units from
these nine (9) units.
Minor Advising Notes
- All course prerequisites are enforced.
- Courses in minor must be taken for a letter grade.
- The Cybersecurity Minor requires 2.5 GPA and 9 upper-division units in residence.
* Students are advised to seek their advisor’s input upon course selections:
- Computer Science students may replace CSCI 113 and CSCI 156 for ECE 118 and ECE
- Information Systems and Decision Sciences students may replace IS 51, IS 166, and
IS 182 for CSCI 41, ECE 118, and ECE 146, respectively.
Dr. Hayssam El-Razouk