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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, including cyber ethics. 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. The minor is available to all students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).


The cybersecurity minor requires 16 credit hours and is broken up into three different tracks: Technology Track, Engineering Track, and Interdisciplinary Track. It is up to you which track you take, as all tracks will give you the same cybersecurity minor. To qualify for the cybersecurity minor, all courses must be taken from the same track. 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.


Admissions Eligibility Requirements

  1. A Texas A&M minimum GPR of 2.5
  2. Pursuing a B.A. or B.S. degree.
  3. Completion of one term at Texas A&M University.
  4. Must be in a declared major.

Requirements to Complete the Minor

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

The Application Process

We are temporarily pausing applications for the cybersecurity minor. Please reference the website for any updates or talk to your academic advisor.

Course Waivers

Several courses for the cybersecurity minor have prerequisites that are not part of the minor or registration restrictions for major courses of study. Students enrolled in the cybersecurity minor program may be permitted to take these courses after completing a waiver request.

All courses for the minor are with other departments except for CYBR courses (i.e. The Department of Computer Science controls CSCE 477).  Please contact those departments for course forcing or waivers. The Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering does not provide course waivers or forcing.

  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) course waiver
    • All questions on ESET courses need to be directed to the Department of Engineering Technology academic advisors.
  • Information Technology Services Management (ITSV)
    • All questions on ITSV courses need to be directed to the ITSV academic advisors.
  • Information and Operations Management (ISTM) course waiver
    • All questions on ISTM courses need to be directed to the Mays Business School academic advisors.
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSCE) course waiver
    • All questions on CSCE courses need to be directed to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering academic advisors.

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