Cybersecurity Certificate

Focused on networking and security, the Computer Science Certificate in Cybersecurity prepares professionals to become Cybersecurity Specialists. In this Certificate students develop technical and problem-solving skills to help organizations defend their network systems.

With a growing government and industry need to protect network assets, this Certificate provides the needed background for professionals with programming background to advance their technical skills and be competitive in today's Cybersecurity industry.

Please read the following information carefully - university policy concerning certificates has changed.

Students interested in pursuing the Cybersecurity Certificate must fill out the Declaration of Certificate Form.  This form must be signed by a Computer Science advisor and turned into the Registrar's office. 

Then you will apply online for your Completion of Certificate using the same instructions as applying for graduation online. If you have any issues with this email

All courses must have been completed within 5 years of receipt of application with a “C-" or higher.

Completion of the certificate will be noted on the official transcript at the end of the semester.

Cybersecurity majors may not earn this certificate.

To earn a Cybersecurity Certificate, participants must complete 15 hours:


  • CNT 4007 Theory and Fundamentals of Networks (3) OR COP 4635 Systems & Networks I (3)
  • COP 4610 Theory and Fund of Operating Systems (3) OR COP 4635 Systems & Networks II (3)
  • COP 3022 Intermediate Computer Programming (High Level Language) (3)

Choose two of:

  • CNT 4403 Computer and Network Security (3)
  • CIS 4368 Introduction to Database Security (3)
  • CEN 4078 Secure Software Development (3)

View the Computer Science Department's Academic Learning Compact Computer Science.

Please direct questions to:

Andrew Chavers
Building 4 Room 229
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