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Cybersecurity, Undergraduate Certificate

The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is designed for regularly admitted undergraduate student who desire to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in cybersecurity.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

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

To be considered for regular admissions, an applicant must:

1. Matriculate as a regular undergraduate student or a Non-degree Special Admission student.

2. Present a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher in the certificate. All courses are letter graded.

3. Demonstrate computer network literacy by prerequisite coursework or professional certifications in computer networking or cybersecurity. 

4. Declare the certificate program by the end of the third week of classes of the term in which the student will complete the certificate.

No more than a total of 27 hours of credit earned in business courses, including business transfer hours, may be counted towards graduation unless the students is majoring in the College of Business Administration.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (15 hours)

BIS 512Cybersecurity Analysis


BIS 521Governance, Risk, & Compliance in Cybersecurity


BIS 523Cybercrime Forensics


BIS 525Managing Security and Privacy in the Cloud


BIS 530Cybersecurity, Systems, and Network Certification


Total: 15 semester hours