Ball State’s cybersecurity minor explores modern issues in computer and information security, such as digital forensics and encryption. This minor makes an excellent addition to a tech-related major by providing a working knowledge of issues and tactics in cybersecurity—transferable skills for many high-demand occupations.
Our minor in cybersecurity is not open to students with a major in computer science or a minor in digital forensics.
What You Will Learn
Learning outcomes include:
- a strong grasp of the practice and history of computer programming and cybersecurity
- a working knowledge of cybersecurity components, including network infrastructure, security threats, and system administration
- knowledge of digital forensics applied to gathering evidence of inappropriate behavior on a computer
This 18- to 19-credit minor focuses coursework around the basics of:
- computer science
- web programming
- the fundamentals of network design
For a complete list of all classes and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.
How to Enroll
To enroll in the cybersecurity minor, students should contact their academic advisor.