Cyber Security Minor
You’ll develop an understanding of computer programming, system security, national security and public policy when you minor in cyber security.
Merrimack’s cyber security program is an interdisciplinary minor involving courses from two different departments - computer science and political science and public policy.
What You’ll Learn
- You’ll study computer programming and system security.
- You’ll explore the evolution of laws and norms to address challenges to national security.
- You’ll examine the social and legal issues related to cyber security.
- You’ll study the technical aspects of network security.
- You’ll conduct policy analysis from both a technical and non-technical perspective.
You will choose one of two tracks for the cyber security minor - the political science track or the policy track. Both tracks are interdisciplinary and require a minimum of two courses in both computer science and political science and public policy.
For more information, please contact one of the advisors:
- Dr. Alison Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Zachary Kissel at email@example.com
- Dr. Christopher Stuetzle at firstname.lastname@example.org
The cyber security minor consists of five courses (20 credits).
|POL3541||Cyber Security: The Intersection of Technology and Policy|
And one of either:
|CSC 1610||Problem Solving with Java|
|CSC 1611||Problem Solving with Python|
Additional computer science courses required for the minor (select one of two tracks):
Option A (Policy Track):
|CSC 5935||Data Networking|
Option B (Computer Science Track):
|CSC 2820||Data Structures|
|CSC 5055||Network Security I|
Electives (1 or 2 as needed to bring total credit hours to 20):
|POL 1400||Politics of Public Policy|
|POL 2010||Political Ethics|
|PHL 2090||Values in a Technological Culture|
No more than two courses or eight credits from another major or minor may double-count towards both programs.
Double counting with all general education requirements is allowed.