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Cyber Security Studies, Certificate

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Cyber security professionals are in high demand. Take this certificate program to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure correct functionality of computer systems through information assurance and security.

This program is suitable for students enrolled in any M.S. or Ph.D. programs offered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering as it can be used to satisfy graduation requirements. It is also perfect for professionals working in computing-related fields or students enrolled in other technical programs.

Program Highlights

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    Nationally Accredited

    Receive a quality education certified by the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

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    Comprehensive Curriculum

    Take 12 credit hours of special courses that cover all you need to know about fundamental computing.

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    Scholarship Opportunities

    Reduce your student expenses by applying for special scholarships offered through the engineering school.

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    Research Experience

    Work alongside faculty members in cybersecurity research labs offered through the Center for Information Assurance Engineering.

What You’ll Study

Learn to apply fundamental information assurance principles to perform information security risk analysis. Analyze, design and use cryptography algorithms, and verify security properties of network security designs. Understand national and international aspects of information assurance activities, laws and policies. Perform incident handling activities.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Network Security

    Protecting computer networks from unauthorized access, attacks or data breaches


    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential

    Project Management

    Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals

  • Cybersecurity

    Protecting computer systems and networks from unauthorized access, data breaches and other security threats

    Presentation Skills

    Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Cyber Security Professional
  • Secure Software Developer
  • Information System Security Analyst
  • Network Security Professional
  • Cyber Forensics Analyst

Workplace Settings

  • Energy Industry
  • Government
  • Software and Internet Services
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care

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