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The minor in cybersecurity consists of a minimum of 20 credits, including the following courses. This minor will require a prerequisite of CMSC 254 and CMSC 255.

Course Title Hours
Required courses
CMSC 256Introduction to Data Structures4
CMSC 257Computer Systems4
CMSC 302Introduction to Discrete Structures3
CMSC 401Algorithm Analysis with Advanced Data Structures3
CMSC 413Introduction to Cybersecurity3
CMSC 414Computer and Network Security3
or CMSC 415 Introduction to Cryptography
Total Hours20