Cybersecurity Minor

Undergraduate Program Cybersecurity Minor

Cybersecurity education is becoming a necessity for a wide range of professions. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Lyles College of Engineering at California State University, Fresno, developed this Cybersecurity Minor Program to support students with a STEM background to obtain a minor in cybersecurity to enhance their career opportunities.

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, CSCI 41, ECE 118, ECE 146.

In addition, students pursuing the minor must complete the following nine (9) units: ECE 150, 156, IS 141. 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 Note

  1. All course prerequisites are enforced.
  2. Courses in minor must be taken for a letter grade.
  3. 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 146, respectively.
- 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
Assistant Professor