School of Engineering and Computing

Cybersecurity

This certificate is designed for the student who has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution and would like to obtain the skills required to work as a security engineer, penetration tester, or network defense analyst. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, a student may enroll in this program if they have worked for a minimum of two years in the cybersecurity field.

This certificate program is not a Title IV eligible educational program and does not qualify for federal financial aid.

These certificates are designed for the student who has already earned a degree from an accredited institution and wants to obtain higher-level skills. Some of these certificates may require additional academic work or equivalent work experience to complete successfully.

To earn a certificate, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA for the entire certificate of at least 3.0. A minimum grade of C is required for all courses. With permission, a subsequent course may be substituted to replace one course where this requirement was not met. For a student with a particularly strong background, up to two courses may be waived with permission.

A student with a certificate in Cybersecurity will be able to:

  1. Understand the concepts and applications of security algorithms and protocols
  2. Design information systems that are resistant to internal and external threats and verify the design’s effectiveness
  3. Understand the concept of intrusion detection and forensic analysis
  4. Understand laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity
  5. Understand current and emerging threats and threat vectors at the strategic and operational levels

Curriculum Details

year
1

Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
31%
ALL OCCUPATIONS AVG
31%
That Translates Into

131,000

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2019 - 2029

Projected Employment Growth for Informational Security Analysts, 2019-2029 (source: BLS)

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