Cyber Governance


Cyber Governance is the intersection of applied cyber technologies, regulation, and strategies operating within a business’s needs. This program places students at the heart of building robust security methodologies and frameworks that allow security processes and systems to flourish, preparing students for a career in Cybersecurity consulting.


Learn about:
  • Cyber Consulting
  • NIST / ISO 27001 Frameworks
  • Client interviewing techniques
  • Cyber regulation and compliance
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Cyber Security Consulting
  • Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Governance Analyst
  • Cyber Security Risk Analyst
  • Cyber Security Auditor


  • All courses completed for your minor or specialization must be completed for a letter grade.
  • You must earn a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA in the courses completed for your minor or specialization.

Specialization (10 units)
Core requirements
  • ITP-499 “How To Not Get Hacked: Personal Cyber Security” (2 units)
  • ITP-370 “Cybersecurity Management and Operations” (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-125 or ITP-499 listed above]
  • ITP-471 “Consulting Skills in Cybersecurity Management” (4 units) [prerequisite: ITP-125 or ITP-499 listed above]

Frequently Asked Questions:

Course Plan

Use the chart below to plan your course schedule to complete your minor. Pay careful attention to prerequisites. Make sure you consult with your major advisor about how best to incorporate the requirements for your minor with your major and general education requirements.

Please contact our academic advisors with questions about course sequencing, departmental clearance and course substitutions.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Next steps

How can I add this program?

Apply online

Current USC students can use our online application to declare a minor or specialization. Your application will be processed within 4 to 9 business days, and you will be notified at your official USC email address of your admission to the program of your choice.

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Contact us with questions

If you have a question about the program, you're welcome to write to us or schedule an advisement appointment. We can help you navigate our program requirements and resources and refer you to other offices as needed.

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Published on April 19th, 2024

Last updated on May 1st, 2024