Ph.D. Minors

Security Informatics

Ph.D. students inside the School may obtain a minor in Security Informatics by completing nine credit hours of course work from courses listed 500 and above. The course prescription for the minor must be approved by the Director of Graduate Programs under recommendation from the student’s advisor. The average grade point for the minor must be at least a B (3.0) or above, and no course grade below a B- (2.7) is counted toward the minor.

To be used for graduate credit, 300 and 400 level courses must receive prior approval by the University Graduate School. See the University Graduate School Academic Bulletin for more details.


In consultation with both the Area Director and advisor, CS649 (Networking Security) and CS649 (Trusted Computing) may be substituted for any two of the courses. The minor is obtained from the following list of classes:

  • I533 Protocol Analysis and Design (3 cr.)
  • I537 Social Information Security (3 cr.)
  • I599 Malware (3 cr.)
  • I536 Cryptography (3 cr.)
  • I525 Economics of Security (3 cr.)

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