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2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog 
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog

Cybersecurity Minor

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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 in the extremely relevant area of Cybersecurity, and want to explore the area deeper than in a certificate. The program is open on a space available basis.

 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 cs.wwu.edu/cybersecurity.

Grade Requirements

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


Programming or Information Systems Course


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