Cybersecurity Undergraduate Certificate
The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is a five-course (15 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 and Technology 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 two electives.
|Introduction to Information Security
|or CMP SCI 3702
|Introduction to Cyber Threats and Defense
|CMP SCI 4730
|Computer Networks and Communications
|or INFSYS 3842
|Data Networks and Security
|CMP SCI 4782
|or INFSYS 3858
|Advanced Security and Information Systems
|Choose two of the following:
|Introduction to Android Apps: Android Fundamentals
|Python for Scientific Computing and Data Science
|Introduction to Cryptography for Computer Security
|Introduction to Cloud Computing
|Introduction to Mobile Computing, Networking, and Security
|Introduction to Security of IoT Systems
|Artificial Intelligence Applications for Business
|Applied Cryptography for Business
|Cloud Security for Business
|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, 15 hours are needed to complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity. A minimum of three courses must be taken from 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.
Upon completion of the program, certificate earners will be able to:
- Analyze a cybersecurity problem and apply principles of cybersecurity and business decision making to identify potential solutions
- Design, implement, and evaluate a cybersecurity-based solution to meet a given set of cybersecurity and business requirements
- Describe professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in cybersecurity practice based on legal and ethical principles
- Function effectively as a member of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the cybersecurity discipline