• Minor

Program Details

The field of cybersecurity is growing rapidly, meaning the job market needs skilled professionals. Cybersecurity professionals know how to troubleshoot security issues while continuing to maintain and evolve IT infrastructure to ensure data and devices stay protected.

Related Careers:

Graduates of this program are qualified for a wide range of careers, including:

  • Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Penetration and Vulnerability Tester
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Security Architect

Why Get Your Minor in Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is an essential skill across industries. Whether working with a business, government agency or non-profit, security is top of mind for professionals that maintain the IT infrastructure.

The Cybersecurity minor from UJ Accelerated is unique because you’ll be earning two certificates along the way. These certificates are tangible credentials that count as credit, shape your expertise, and validate your skills pre-graduation. In essence, they’re proof points that demonstrate your skills to employer.

The program will begin by providing you with foundational knowledge of cybersecurity, networking, how policies are developed, how to apply those concepts to a network environment and much more.

The courses you take will also prepare you to pass the industry-recognized CompTIA Security+ certification test, should you be interested in furthering your skills. Learn more about our Cybersecurity Certificate.

After you complete courses for the Cybersecurity Certificate, we’ll build on your basic knowledge and experience in cybersecurity, bringing it to the next level. Gaining advanced skills in areas like ethical hacking, secure operating systems and digital forensics will prepare you for high demand jobs such as penetration testing and digital forensics. Learn more about our Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate.

Why UJ Accelerated?

  • UJA is the online division of University of Jamestown—a private, liberal arts University that’s helped students succeed since 1883.
  • You’ll have virtual opportunities to meet as a group for lectures and office hours.
  • Courses are available online 24/7, which means you can attend live or watch the replay.

Employment Rate

This employment rate is unique to the cybersecurity sector.


Job Vacancies

This career path is predicted to be even more in-demand with 3.5 million job vacancies predicted by 2025.


Average Salary

This number represents the average salary for cybersecurity professionals.

Required Coursework

Course Title Credits

TECH 325



TECH 362



TECH 311

Security Policies & Procedures


TECH 326

Network Security


TECH 401

Defensive Network Security


TECH 310

Secure Operating Systems


TECH 402

Computer Forensics


TECH 400

Ethical Hacking


Total Semester Credits Required: 24

Meet Your Faculty

Our faculty offer the same experience to both online and in-person students. That means you’ll get support, both in and outside of the classroom—all to help you achieve your career goals.
Jakob Barnard

Jakob Barnard, PhD

  • Chair of Computer Science and Technology
  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Online Technology Programs

We’re all about making your education affordable.

We believe every student, regardless of their financial situation, should have access to a UJ Accelerated education.