Metropolitan State University's Cybersecurity minor is a 24 semester credit program primarily intended for students majoring in Computer Science (CS), Computer Information Technology (CIT), Computer Application Development (CApp) or Computer Forensics (CFS).

Optionally, students who have already graduated can pursue a certificate instead of the minor. The undergraduate cybersecurity certificate is designed for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and would like to reshape their skills and knowledge in the field of cybersecurity. Students without a bachelor's degree are not eligible for pursuing this certificate.

Coursework is designed to:

  • Develop analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Provide students with both theoretical and technical backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate skills and in-depth understanding of contemporary technological and societal issues related to cybersecurity to be able to contribute to the community at large in a responsible and ethical manner.

Potential cybersecurity careers include:

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Security Auditor/Manager
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Analyst/Architect/Engineer
  • Penetration Tester
  • Vulnerability Assessor
  • Incident Responder
  • Secure Software Developer

Metropolitan State is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CAE-CD institutions receive formal recognition from the U.S. Government, as well as opportunities for prestige and publicity for their role in securing our Nation’s information systems.