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Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is a five-course interdisciplinary studies program. It is designed to help students from all backgrounds achieve a foundation in cybersecurity. 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 as new students specifically enrolling for this certificate. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission.

Students must have the following courses, take them as prerequisites, or have related background or experience: Aadditional areas/courses may be needed depending on specific chosen electives. 

Mathematics and Statistics: at least basic calculus and introduction probability/statistics such as Math 1100 or 1800, 1320
Computer Science: data structures and familiarity with command line processing in OS such as Linux, with scripting and tools, such as Cmp Sci 2250, 2750

Program Director: Cezary Janikow

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Cybersecurity Undergraduate Certificate Rules

UMSL Undergraduate Cybersecurity