Along with the emerging technologies such as Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Internet etc. are the emerging cyber threats. There is a growing need for professionals who are skilled at keeping digital information and infrastructure safe. The certificate would develop expertise in network security, information security and cyber-crime in order to prevent and respond to large scale cyber threats and attacks. The certificate in cybersecurity is designed for students to offer tangible proof of their technical and strategic knowledge in cybersecurity.
The certificate consists of 16 credit hours at the 4000-level from a restricted set of courses listed below with an earned grade of B or higher in the first attempt at each course. All corresponding prerequisites will need to be met for the certificate courses. Courses retaken using the university Repeat to Replace policy are not counted as first attempts. Normally, students must be Computer Science majors to meet the requirements of the certificate.