The demand for information security specialists and cyber leaders is at an all-time high. This degree provides the technical, social and people skills needed to succeed in this rapidly expanding field.
Not only do cyber threats and data breaches bring new challenges every day, many cybersecurity jobs are going unfilled due to demand for these professionals. This 12-hour online certificate will prepare you to help fill those openings as an information security expert and future leader in the cyber industry.
Credit Toward Master's
Get a jump on a master's: the courses you take for the certificate can count toward the master's degree, if you choose to pursue it.
Find a job easily: the cybersecurity industry unemployment rate has stayed close to zero for more than a decade.
Earn around $100,000 a year even if you have less than five years of experience in cybersecurity.
Focus this certificate on your specific interests in the cyber field, from network security to database design.
What You’ll Study
You will earn six of the 12 credit hours required for this graduate certificate via two required courses: Information Networks and Seminar in Applied Information Systems for Information Specialists. The program advisor(s) will help you choose the other two courses based on your career interests and goals.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Protecting computer systems and networks from unauthorized access, data breaches and other security threats
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Protecting computer networks from unauthorized access, attacks or data breaches
Studying and understanding the structure and behavior of complex networks
Analyzing and synthesizing information to identify patterns and connections
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Cybersecurity Specialist
- Information Security Analyst
- Information Specialist