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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.

Cybersecurity Undergraduate Minor Field of Study

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.).

Admissions Requirements

  1. A minimum GPR of 2.5 is required when entering the minor field of study
  2. Must obtain a “C” or better in each course
  3. Must achieve an overall GPR of 2.5 in approved minor field of study coursework
  4. A minimum of 6 hours must be at the 300-400 level

The Application Process

Below is the Cybersecurity Minor Application. Please note, if you are currently enrolled at Texas A&M, and have a classification of U2 or above and would like to take the engineering or technology track of the cybersecurity minor, your major field of study (i.e. Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, etc.) has to allow this change before you can apply for this as it may affect your major course of study.

The cybersecurity minor is broken up into three different tracks. It is up to you which track you take, as all minor tracks will give you the same cybersecurity minor.

However, to qualify for the cybersecurity minor all courses used for the cybersecurity minor must be taken from the same track in order to obtain the cybersecurity minor. 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. The same goes for the other two tracks.

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.).

Interdisciplinary Track (All Classifications)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CYBERSECURITY MINOR
(INTERDISCPLINARY TRACK)

REQUIRED COURSES
Course Names

Credit Hours

1.

TCMG 308 Cybersecurity and Digital Ethics

OR

CSCE 465 Computer and Network Security

 

3

2.

CSCE 110 Programming 1

OR

CSCE 111
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming

OR

CSCE 121 Introduction to Program Design and Concepts

 

4

3.

CSCE 206 Structured Programming in C

OR

CSCE 221 Data Structures and Algorithms

OR

** ESET 269 Embedded Systems Development in C

**If a student enrolled prior to Fall 2017, student will require approval and should contact the Cybersecurity Center advisors for guidance

4

 

4

 

3

ELECTIVE COURSES
(6 hours minimum required)

Course
Names

Credit Hours

Course Names

Credit Hours

CSCE 410
Operating Systems

3

TCMG 303 Unix
System Administration Practices

4

CSCE 431 Software Engineering

3

TCMG 304 Applied
Server Security, Identity, and 
Access Management

3

CSCE 434 Compiler Design

3

TCMG 316
Database Systems Administration

4

CSCE 436
Computer-Human Interaction

3

TCMG 476
Managing Technical Networks

4

CSCE 451 Software
Reverse Engineering

3

ESET 315 Local
and Metropolitan Area Networks

4

CSCE 463 Networks and Distributed Processing

3

ESET 349
Microcontroller Architecture

4

CSCE 464 Wireless
and Mobile Security

3

ESET 415
Advanced Network Systems and Security

3

CSCE 465 Computer
and Network Security

3

ESET 455
Wireless Transmission Systems

4

CSCE 489 Special Topics (must be approved)

3

FIVS 123
Forensic Investigations

3

ECEN 424 Fundamentals of Networking

3

FIVS 205
Forensic & Investigations Science

3

MATH 470 Comm and
Cryptography I

3

ISYS 310
Network Communication & Infrastructure

3

MATH 471 Comm and
Cryptography II

3

ISYS 315
Database Programming

3

BMEN 428
Microcontrollers and 
Communications in Medical Devices

3

ISYS 320
Management Information Systems

3

POLS 447 National Security Policy

3

 

 

 

Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one category.

Engineering Track (U1 Only)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CYBERSECURITY MINOR
(ENGINEERING TRACK)

REQUIRED COURSES (13 hours)

Required Courses

Credit Hours

1.

CSCE 313 Introduction to Computer Systems

4

2.

CSCE 315 Programming Studio

3

3.

CSCE 410 Operating Systems

3

4.

CSCE 465 Computer and Network Security

3

Elective (Pick one)

Elective Courses

Credit Hours

1.

CSCE 451 Software Reverse Engineering

3

2.

CSCE 463 Networks and Distributed Processing

3

3.

ECEN 424 Fundamentals of Networking

3

Technology Track (U1 Only)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CYBERSECURITY MINOR
(TECHNOLOGY TRACK)

REQUIRED COURSES (13 hours)

Required Courses

Credit Hours

1.

ESET 269 Embedded Systems Development in C

3

2.

ESET 315 Local-and-Metropolitan-Area Networks

4

3.

ESET 415 Advanced Network Systems and Security
OR
TCMG 476 Technical Network Capstone

3

4.

TCMG 308 Cybersecurity and Digital Ethics

3

Elective (Pick one)

Elective Courses

Credit Hours

1.

TCMG 303 Unix System Administration Practices

3

2.

TCMG 304 App. Server Sec., Id. and Access Mgmt

3

3.

TCMG 412 Contemporary Issues in Tech. Mgmt

3

Course Waiver

In order for prerequisites to be waived for a course, a student must already be accepted into the minor.
Please contact the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center if this is a student-need. Email cybersecurity@tamu.edu with the class you are wanting to take and the prerequisite courses you would need waived. 

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