Dec 06, 2022  
2022-23 Western Washington University Catalog 
2022-23 Western Washington University Catalog

Cybersecurity Minor

Department of Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering

28-36 credits


Challenges in cybersecurity are in the headlines on a daily basis and prove to be far more than a technical problem as they affect businesses, personal lives, and every area of society. Cybersecurity is a multi-disciplinary field that crosses many lines and explores multiple issues bringing together areas such as Criminal Justice, Psychology, Accounting and Economics, etc.

Why Consider a Cybersecurity Minor?

The Cybersecurity Minor is for students who are interested in complementing their major, or who want to explore the area deeper than in a certificate, but who are not prepared to engage in a highly technical major. Students in Computer Science are not eligible for this minor. The program is open on a space available basis to students who are not majoring in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, or Math/Computer Science.

 Contact Information

Program Director
Erik Fretheim
Communications Facility 487

Program Advisor
Laura Ghan
Bond Hall 422A

 Sample Careers

Privacy Compliance Manager | Cyber Workforce Developer and Manager | Cyber Project Manager

 Major/Career Resources

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Admission instructions and processes are detailed on the Cybersecurity website at

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s certificate courses, and supporting courses for certificates.


Programming Course