Cybersecurity Undergraduate Minor Field of Study
Texas A&M offers its students a growing number of Cybersecurity Curricular offerings and options. Current undergraduate choices include a Cybersecurity Undergraduate Minor Field of Study and various Cybersecurity Designations. Due to an increasing demand for professionally trained cybersecurity professionals, more offerings are currently under development. Students will soon be able to add cybersecurity certificates to their degree plan, or choose an interdisciplinary engineering degree plan with cybersecurity as one of the focus options.
About the Program
The Cybersecurity Minor is designed to appeal to both less technically-oriented and more technically-oriented undergraduate students, across multiple departments, in multiple colleges. All students who enroll in the minor will acquire a basic understanding of programming, and a firmly grounded understanding of cybersecurity, to include cyber ethics.
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of cybersecurity this minor includes 20 undergraduate courses from colleges across the University. The inclusion of these courses in the minor will allow students to specialize in the area of cybersecurity that is most closely aligned with their respective interests and their degree plans.
Below find links application forms used by students to apply for a Cybersecurity Minor. The minor application will be sent to the Cybersecurity Program Coordinator to ensure that all Cybersecurity Minor Field of Study requirements are met. This is available to all students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).
- A minimum GPR of 2.5 is required when entering the minor field of study
- Must obtain a “C” or better in each course
- Must achieve an overall GPR of 2.5 in approved minor field of study coursework
- A minimum of 6 hours must be at the 300-400 level
The Application Process
Below is the Cybersecurity Minor Application. The Engineering and Technology tracks are currently available only to those who enrolled at Texas A&M in the fall of 2017 or later. If you were enrolled prior to the fall of 2017, your major field of study (i.e. Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, etc.) must allow this change before you can apply for the minor, as it may affect your major course of study. Contact your major field of study academic advisor to make this change.
The cybersecurity minor is broken up into three different tracks. It is up to you which track you take, as all tracks will give you the same cybersecurity minor. To qualify for the cybersecurity minor, all courses must be taken from the same track. For example: You do not have to be in Engineering to take the Engineering track of the cybersecurity minor, and you are not limited to taking the Engineering track if you are in Engineering.
Each of the cybersecurity minor tracks has both a set of required courses and track-specific electives. In applying for the minor, you must select the electives you wish to take. This selection is non-binding, and you will be able to change your elective choice within your track should you choose not to register for your initial choice. The full list of course requirements and electives for each track are available on the minor application below.
Your minor application will be sent to the Cybersecurity Program Coordinator to ensure that all Cybersecurity Minor Field of Study requirements are met. This is available to all students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).
Several courses for the cybersecurity minor have prerequisites that are not part of the minor, or registration restrictions for major course of study. Students enrolled in the cybersecurity minor program may be permitted to take these courses after completing a waiver request.