Successful graduates of the Cybersecurity Certificate will be able to employ information technology and cybersecurity knowledge and skills to protect organizational assets in support of the organization's goals and strategies. Students will learn to balance continuity and change in the development, implementation, and evaluation of cybersecurity programs and solution. 

Admission Criteria
Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree from a college or university regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.00 scale is also required. Individual with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.75, but not lower than 2.00, will be admitted on a provisional basis. 

Course Specifics
The Cybersecurity certificate consists of four to six courses, depending on the student’s prior education. Students who complete this certificate can apply 18 semester credit hours of “advanced standing” credit towards the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) with a concentration in Cybersecurity. 

Foundation Courses

IT 504

Integrated Systems Thinking

IT 565

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

Required Courses

IT 511

Threats, Vulnerabilities, Controls and Countermeasures

IT 512

Intelligence Analysis Tools and Techniques

IT 513

Social, Political and Cultural Impacts of Cybersecurity

IT 514

Current Issues in Cybersecurity

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