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Information Security

Companies in virtually every industry are spending increasing amounts of resources addressing Information security in the new networked world in which they now do business  There is a rapidly growing need for both managerial and technical expertise in the information security realm.  The Information Security Minor, open to all university students, offers students from any major the managerial and basic technical skills critical for understanding, and addressing information security concerns within organizations.

The minor provides students with an applied/managerial perspective on the information security issues faced by organizations, an understanding of how organizations address those issues both culturally and administratively, as well as insight and experience with some of the leading as well as emerging technologies applied in the information security realm.   

Minor Information

  • 18 credit hours
  • Open to all students
  • Note: For Information Systems and Analytics Majors in the Information Systems Track, at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted toward the major.
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors.
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor.
  • The following courses are offered spring term only: ISA 305 and 405.
  • Prerequisite information available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

Required:

  • CSE 262
  • ISA 235
  • ISA 301
  • ISA 305
  • ISA 405

Electives - take 3 hours:

  • CSE 174
  • ISA 281
  • ISA 481
  • BLS 437