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MCYD - Minor in Cyber Defense

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Baccalaureate degree students may select a minor in a different field of study to complement their major.  An academic minor allows students to expand their educational experience by exploring a particular subject or subjects in sufficient depth to gain competency. By completing a minor, a student can become familiar with an additional area of study which will supplement the expertise gained in the major.

Cyber Defense is a growing field within Business, Non-profits, and the Public sectors. This minor provides a unique opportunity for students to gain essential skills in cyber defense that can be applied in a wide variety of careers. This program is designed to allow students to grow their knowledge, skills, and abilities in cyber defense. The minor challenges students with real world problem-solving skills, helps them understand current industry tools and technology, while enhancing a student's skills for either public or private sector employment.


Area A - E courses and required courses within the major cannot dually count for the minor, but Area F courses and elective courses within the major can also count for the minor.  If a course is required by name for both the major and minor, then students should take an additional course in the minor to reach the required minimum of 15 credits for a minor.

For questions about this program, please contact:


Dr. Nelbert "Doc" St. Clair


(912) 280-7757