The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is a six-course (18 credit hours) interdisciplinary studies program. It is designed to help students from all backgrounds achieve a foundation in information security. It provides students the flexibility to focus on technical and/or managerial aspects of computer, software, network, and information security. With primary courses offered by Computer Science and Information Systems departments, the program also allows students to choose from a range of electives based on student interests. This certificate serves a broad group of managers, technical specialists, and professionals with or without a bachelor’s degree. A prior background in information security is not required to enter this program. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission.
All students must take three required courses and three electives (at least one elective must be in Computer Science)
|INFSYS 3848||Introduction to Information Security||3|
|CMP SCI 4730||Computer Networks and Communications||3|
|or INFSYS 3842||Data Networks and Security|
|CMP SCI 4782||Information Security||3|
|or INFSYS 3858||Advanced Security and Information Systems|
|Choose three of the following (at least one must be a CMP SCI course):||9|
|Cyber Threats and Defense|
|Introduction to Android Apps: Android Fundamentals|
|Introduction to Cryptography for Computer Security|
|Introduction to Cloud Computing|
|Computer and Network Security|
|Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing|
|Introduction to Security of IoT Systems|
|Secure Software Development|
|Information Security Risk Management and Business Continuity|
Students may substitute the above courses with other courses upon approval by the program adviser in either the Computer Science or Information Systems department. In all cases, 18 hours are needed to complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity. A minimum of four courses must be taken in residence at UMSL. Students may not receive both the Undergraduate and the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity.
For more information, students can contact the program directors at cybersecurityUMSL@umsl.edu.