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Undergraduate Certificate

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One of only 24 NSA-designated programs nationwide


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-Center for World University Rankings, 2022

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 18
Cost Per Credit: $500
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College of Applied Science & Technology

Program Details

Does fighting cybercrime as a security professional sound exciting? Are you interested in protecting sensitive data from cyber threats?

The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is a highly technical, interdisciplinary certificate that enhances your career potential in a new field or builds on your existing skills as a technical professional. 

The curriculum includes both offensive and defensive cyber security content delivered within our state-of-the-art Cyber Virtual Learning Environment to ensure you gain hands-on experience that will develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for career advancement. 

The certificate course requirements are designed to allow students in affiliated majors the opportunity to take one to three courses toward their major, while also fulfilling optional certificate requirements. If you are a non-degree seeking student, you may earn this certificate by taking the three required courses and choosing three elective courses from the additional list of courses. 

Part of the program that offers the #1 Online Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity in the Nation.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this 18-unit program includes:

CYBV 385: Introduction to Cyberoperations
CYBV 400: Active Cyber Defense
CYBV 435: Cyber Threat Intelligence



Earning your Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity will build core skills, including:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Cloud computing
  • Computer literacy
  • Critical thinking
  • Cyber forensics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Programming

Graduates of the Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity program will be prepared to pursue the following careers:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Incident Responder
  • Systems Integration Engineer
  • Data Protection Officer
  • SOC Analyst/Operator
  • IT Security Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Global Information Security Director
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Security Operations Officer
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Cyber Threat Analyst
  • Data Protection Officer