Cybersecurity Policy Minor
The Minor in Cybersecurity Policy introduces students to the basics of cybersecurity, as well as to societal and business mandates for incorporating cybersecurity into an organization’s policies and governance structures. We study techniques for communicating about cybersecurity, and we explore solutions for sustaining cybersecurity within a variety of organizations.
This minor is available to both UNH Durham and Manchester students. Students must be accepted into a participating accelerated master’s program to complete this minor.
Some courses may be taken at any time, but other courses may be taken only after a student is accepted into one of the participating accelerated master’s programs, which currently include:
• Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management (MS CPRM)
• Master in Public Policy (MPP)
• Master of Public Administration (MPA)
For more information, contact Professor Maeve Dion, minor coordinator.
Some courses may be taken at any time, but other courses may be taken only after a student is accepted into one of the participating accelerated master’s programs.
The minor requires at least five courses, and all courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and an overall GPA of 2.0. (Note that you may need higher minimum grades and GPA for these courses to count toward your undergraduate major or your master’s degree.)
No more than two courses used to satisfy undergraduate major requirements may be used for the minor.
If a student is enrolled in both sections of a dual-listed course, only one will be counted toward the courses needed to achieve the minor.
IMPORTANT: Pursuant to Graduate School policy for accelerated master’s, students must complete 90 credits before taking 800-level courses (thus, you may apply to the accelerated master’s program in your junior year, and once admitted, you would take the 800-level courses in your senior year). Read more about accelerated master’s programs here: https://gradschool.unh.edu/academics/accelerated-masters-program.
|Core Courses (Required)|
|HLS 455||Introduction to Cybersecurity||4|
|or CS 527||Fundamentals of Cybersecurity|
|CPRM 810||Foundations of Cybersecurity Policy||3|
|Electives: Select at least three courses from the following 1||9-12|
|Propaganda and Persuasion|
|Policy Development and Communication|
|Security Measures I|
|Cybersecurity Standards, Regulations, and Laws|
|Security Measures II|
|Organizations, Change Management, and Leadership|
or PA 709/809
|Organization and Management in Public and Nonprofit Sectors|
or PA 812
|Leadership Theory and Practice|
or PA 718/818
|Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience|
or PA 700/800
|Foundations and Theories of Public Administration|
|Fundamentals of Policy Analysis|
|Policy Across Borders|
|Media Strategy and Communication|
An unlisted elective may only be included with prior approval from the minor coordinator.