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Minor in Cyber Security

Alvernia's Cybersecurity Minor focuses on protecting internet-connected systems such as hardware and software from cyber-threats and protecting electronic data systems from criminal or unauthorized behavior.  Cybersecurity is very important in this era of information. As cybersecurity technologies and services are increasing, government, military, corporate, financial, and medical organizations need more graduates with cybersecurity backgrounds.  


A Cybersecurity Minor provides opportunities and guided experiences through which the student will be introduced to the knowledge and skills essential to pursue careers in industrial, governmental, and professional fields, and attend graduate school in various areas of computer science.


Career Outlook

The power of technology in today's world has opened the door to unlimited career opportunities across every industry. Alvernia's Cybersecurity Minor provides the specialized skill set and expertise that students will need to stay on the leading edge of this continually evolving field and succeed in tomorrow's workforce.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in cybersecurity occupations is growing at a much faster pace than other career paths, with jobs projected to increase 31% by 2029.



Cyber Security Minor Program Details


To earn the Minor in Cybersecurity, students must successfully complete a minimum of 21 credits.

  • CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science
  • CS 155 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • CS 210 Computer Organization and Assembly Language
  • CS 310 Operating Systems 
  • CS 325 Computer Networking and Cyber Security
  • CS 345 E-Commerce
  • CS 400 Data Systems
  • CS 415 Data Mining and Machine Learning
Experiential Learning

Through internships, students have opportunities to apply theories and knowledge learned in the classroom in a variety of professional settings. In addition to providing exposure to the activities and expectations of a real-world workplace, internship experiences help students develop their network of professional contacts.


To determine the cost of this program, please visit our Tuition page.  For a personalized estimate, please contact an admissions counselor at 610-790-8269 or at

Financial Aid

100% of Alvernia students receive some form of scholarship and/or aid. Our admissions counselors can help you identify the aid that is available to you and for your program. For more information, visit our Financial Aid page.


All programs offered by Alvernia University are approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.


Learn More

To find out more information about Alvernia’s Minor in Cybersecurity, contact the Admissions Office at 1-888-ALVERNIA or 610-796-8269 or, or reach out directly to:


Dr. Matthew Prudente

Interim Mathematics and Computer Science Chair

Bernardine Hall 1206D



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