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Be ready for the huge demand for cybersecurity professionals, and learn how to protect digital information and critical assets.

Why Minor in Cybersecurity?

Employers across all industries are looking to hire professionals who can protect data and combat cyberattacks, making cybersecurity one of the fastest-growing career areas in the country (at a rate of 31 percent over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Take advantage of this booming demand with a minor in cybersecurity, where you’ll gain the skills and experience you need to add value at any organization.

Why Minor in Cybersecurity at Adelphi?

  • Master the field’s key fundamentals, such as attacker methods and techniques, information system design, cybersecurity law and mitigation strategies.
  • Benefit from our interdisciplinary approach to cybersecurity education, which combines classes in business, communications, computer science, emergency management and philosophy to help students build a well-rounded skill set.
  • Immerse yourself in Adelphi’s diverse, supportive learning environment, featuring small classes and personalized attention from our world-class faculty.

Computer lab and students

$80,090* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022
the average annual salary of our 2022 baccalaureate graduates—that’s 29% higher than the national average
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022

For us, community is everything. Research shows that when students feel like they belong, they are more likely to stay in the program and excel.

Kees Leune, PhD Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science

Dr. Leune was a mentor, and he’s the reason I got into computer security…. I would walk into computer science classes and be one of the three women in there out of 30. But Dr. Leune believed in my strengths and intelligence. He was always encouraging me, and having someone like that in your life makes a really big impact.

Rebecca Gotterbarn ’18 Member of IBM's Elite X-Force Red Hacker Team

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe strongly in the power of hands-on learning and the value it adds to our students’ future careers. In our on-campus Cybersecurity Lab, you’ll receive up-to-the-minute training in information security as well as data collection tools and techniques. Students also regularly use this space to work together on research projects, share ideas and socialize with other students.

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How Do I Declare a Minor?

Consult your adviser as soon as possible to discuss the minor’s requirements. When you’re ready to declare, complete the Change of Major/Minor form on the Registrar website.

This minor is open to all majors.


Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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