Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is a six-course (18 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 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. It is open to both current UMSL students as well new students specifically enrolling for this certificate. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission.

Requirements

All students must take three required courses and three electives (at least one elective must be in Computer Science).

Undergraduate Certificate Requirements
Required Courses 3
INFSYS 3848 Introduction to Information Security
CMP SCI 4730 Computer Networks and Communications

Or INFSYS 3842

Data Networks and Security
CMP SCI 4782 Information Security

Or INFSYS 3858

Advanced Security and Information Systems
Electives 3
CMP SCI 4020 Introduction to Android Apps: Android Fundamentals
CMP SCI 4222 iOS Apps
CMP SCI 4700 Computer Forensics
CMP SCI 4750 Introduction to Cloud Computing
CMP SCI 4780 Computer and Network Security
INFSYS 3868 Secure Software Development
INFSYS 3878 Information Security Risk Management and Business Continuity
Total Courses (Credit Hours) - 6 (18)

Notes:

  1. 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, 18 hours are needed to complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity.
  2. A minimum of four courses must be taken in residence at UMSL.
  3. Students may not receive both the Undergraduate and the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity.

For more information please visit the Undergraduate Cybersecurity Certificate Requirements and Procedures page or contact us here.