Minor in Cybersecurity

Minor in Cybersecurity

Salve Regina University’s minor in cybersecurity provides the skills required to address current and emerging trends and challenges in today’s rapidly changing digital environment. We develop the next generation of cybersecurity practitioners, preparing students for entry-level security analyst positions in the public and private sectors.

Learn How to Protect Critical Digital Assets

A growing number of cybersecurity threats are targeting the government, military and industries such as banking, education, energy and finance. Simultaneously, the U.S. is facing a shortage of cybersecurity professionals to secure and safeguard these assets. Salve Regina’s program meets the continued demand for practitioners in the cybersecurity workforce, offering unique training that is highly valued across all career sectors.

Our curriculum explores the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity principles, technologies and defense strategies, and develops an awareness and understanding of cybersecurity laws, standards and ethical issues. Our students thrive in small class sizes, work with cutting-edge technologies, benefit from extensive faculty expertise and advance with purpose in their academic and professional careers.

Salve Regina’s interdisciplinary minor in cybersecurity is offered by the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in partnership with the Department of Business and Economics and the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Program Spotlight: Accelerate Your Career

Graduate programs

The minor in cybersecurity develops the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pursue a variety of graduate and professional programs at Salve Regina. Our master's degree in criminal justice and cybersecurity offers a concentration in cyberthreat management and response, while the Master of Business Administration offers a concentration in cybersecurity issues in business.

Students can also pursue four-course graduate certificates designed to build specialized skills, including cybersecurity and intelligence, digital forensics and cybersecurity and healthcare administration.

Our Faculty

Salve Regina's cybersecurity courses are taught by seasoned professionals whose years of knowledge and experience prepare students for the challenges of the ever-changing cyber landscape.

Life After Salve Regina

There is a growing demand for cybersecurity professionals, both nationwide and globally. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in information security are projected to grow by 31% by 2029. Globally, the shortage of cybersecurity professionals is currently estimated to be around 2.7 million.

Students who complete the minor in cybersecurity are prepared for entry-level security analyst positions in the public and private sectors. With additional education and training in the field, possible careers include:

  • Computer programmer
  • Cryptographer
  • Digital forensics analyst
  • Incident responder
  • Information security analyst
  • Network or systems administrator
  • Security architect
  • Security auditor
  • Source code auditor
  • Vulnerability assessor

Minor in Cybersecurity


6 courses | 18 credits

The minor in cybersecurity consists of six sequentially developed courses, taken in the following order:

  • MTH173: Discrete Mathematics
  • CJC270: Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • CSC103: Computer Programming I
  • CJC315: Cybercrime and Digital Forensic Investigations
  • CJC332: Network Technology Protocols and Defense
  • CJC420: Cybersecurity Law, Policy and Ethics