Mar 02, 2024
The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity will use an interdisciplinary approach to provide students the essential domain knowledge to address evolving cybersecurity challenges. Students will learn to identify cybersecurity risks and to work in teams to develop appropriate, user‐friendly protection and response options. While this approach offers utility to existing cybersecurity approaches, it will be especially valuable in the creation of new approaches, especially those targeting small businesses.
Note: Students who are enrolled in this program solely are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.
Program Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the origins, nature, and current issues in cybersecurity and its related activities using precise terminology.
- Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to design, prototype and test cyberscurity solutions.
- Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to work with local and regional stakeholders to identify cybersecurity risks.
- Students will be able to compare and contrast international cybersecurity policies, strategies, and capabilities.
- Students will be able to analyze and apply lessons from prominent international cybersecurity case studies.
Candidates for this certificate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution. The courses offered for this certificate may be taken by current students or new students. A student must first apply to the certificate program and be admitted to be eligible to receive the certificate.
I. Program Requirements
The graduate certificate in cybersecurity uses an interdisciplinary approach to provide students essential knowledge to address evolving cybersecurity challenges. Through four interdisciplinary courses, students learn to identify cybersecurity risks and to work in teams to develop appropriate protection and response options. This interdisciplinary perspective enables students to not only use existing techniques to solve cybersecurity threats but also to develop new approaches.
Cybersecurity Courses (12 units)
Complete 4 courses from the following:
II. Total Units (12 units)
Students who are enrolled in or have completed the certificate program may choose to continue their graduate studies and apply to a masters or doctoral program in one of the participating departments. Students accepted to a graduate program in one of these departments may reuse nine credits completed for the Graduate Certificate in the related graduate program.