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Program Overview

The 18 credit hour Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary program designed to help students from all backgrounds achieve a foundation in 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.


Required Courses (9 hours)

INFSYS 3848 Intro to Information Security 3
INFSYS 3842 Data Networks and Security 3
INFSYS 3858 Advanced Security and Information Systems 3

Electives - Choose Three (At least one must be in Computer Science) (9 hours)

CMP SCI 3760 Cyber Threats and Defense 3
CMP SCI 3780 Software Security 3
CMP SCI 4020 Introduction to Android Apps: Android Fundamentals 3
CMP SCI 4222 iOS Apps 3
CMP SCI 4700 Computer Forensics 3
CMP SCI 4732 Introduction to Cryptography for Computer Security 3
CMP SCI 4750 Introduction to Cloud Computing 3
CMP SCI 4780 Computer and Network Security 3
CMP SCI 4792 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing 3
CMP SCI 4794 Introduction to Security of IoT Systems 3
INFSYS 3868 Secure Software Development 3
INFSYS 3878 Information Security Risk Management and Business Continuity 3

Residency Requirement: Of the above required six courses at least four must be taken at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Students may not receive both the undergraduate and graduate certificate in cybersecurity.

Learn more about the program curriculum.