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Cybersecurity, Graduate Certificate

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 15 hours

This is a standalone certificate in the Department of Business Information Systems in College of Business Administration. At the current time, this certificate is offered through Global Campus only.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is designed for regularly admitted graduate students or undergraduate students who meet graduate school admissions requirements who desire to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in cybersecurity. Undergraduate students generally apply during their junior year for admission into a master's program to begin Fall semester in their senior year.

To be considered for regular admissions, an applicant must have:

1. A bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 from an accredited institution, or an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and successful completion of BIS 380 or CPS 565.

2. Computer network literacy as demonstrated by prerequisite coursework or professional certifications in computer networking or cybersecurity.

To enroll in the first course, BIS 512, the student must have the prerequisites of BIS 380 or BIS 510, or regular admission to the Cybersecurity certificate. See an advisor for more information.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (15 hours)

Students will take BIS 512 as the first course, followed by BIS 521, BIS 523, and BIS 525 (which may be taken in any order). The culminating course is BIS 530.

BIS 512Cybersecurity Analysis


BIS 521Governance, Risk, and Compliance in Cybersecurity


BIS 523Cybercrime Forensics


BIS 525Managing Security and Privacy in the Cloud


BIS 530Cybersecurity, Systems, and Network Certification


Total: 15 semester hours