Undergraduate Certificates of Applied Studies

We offer several undergraduate Certificates of Applied Studies (CAS) as post-associate’s or post-bachelor’s credentials. Our undergraduate certificates require 18-21 semester hours. No transfer coursework is allowed into CAS.

Our undergraduate CAS in Data Analytics requires an earned bachelor’s degree for admission. It’s ideal for students seeking to use data analysis in their current positions and for professionals changing careers into data analysis. Requires 18 semester hours.

Our undergraduate CAS in Information Security requires an earned bachelor’s degree for admission. It’s ideal for students seeking to enter the field, professionals changing careers, or as a prerequisite for graduate study in cybersecurity. Requires 21 semester hours.

Our undergraduate CAS in Information System requires an earned bachelor’s degree for admission. It’s ideal for students seeking to enter the field, professionals changing careers, or as a prerequisite for graduate study in information technology or management. Requires 21 semester hours.

Our undergraduate CAS in Paralegal Studies requires an earned bachelor’s degree for admission. It’s ideal for professionals changing careers into paralegal studies or for those preparing to apply to law schools. Requires 18 semester hours.

  • Data Analytics

    CAS-DA Program of Study

    An earned bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in this certificate program.

    Total: 18 semester hours

    Required

    6 semester hours

    • ISYS 304U Introduction to Analytics
    • ISYS 314U Data Visualization

    Elective

    12 semester hours from the following:

    • ISYS 309U Data Ethics
    • ISYS 311U Database Design
    • ISYS 312U Predictive Analytics
    • ISYS 315U Big Data Analytics
    • ISYS 320U Prescriptive Analytics
    • ISYS 355U Computer Programming in Java
    • ISYS 398U Selected Topics
  • Information Security

    CAS-InfoSec Program of Study

    An earned bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in this certificate program.

    Total: 21 semester hours

    Required

    10 semester hours

    • ISYS 302U Local Area Networks (LAN)
    • ISYS 303U IT Security
    • ISYS 491U IT Security Planning & Risk Management

    Elective

    11 semester hours selected from the courses listed. Only sections of ISYS 398U with a security focus will count toward the certificate.

    • ISYS 301U Global Telecommunications Tech and Policy
    • ISYS 306U Systems Analysis and Design
    • ISYS 308U Digital Forensics
    • ISYS 311U Database Design/Business Intelligence
    • ISYS 312U Predictive Analytics
    • ISYS 314U Data Vizualization
    • ISYS 315U Big Data Analytics
    • ISYS 350U History of IT
    • ISYS 355U Computer Programming in Java
    • ISYS 360U Electronic Commerce
    • ISYS 365U Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services
    • ISYS 370U Introduction to Ethical Hacking and Pen Testing
    • ISYS 375U IT Control and Audit
    • ISYS 398U Selected Topics
    • ISYS 399U Independent Study
    • ISYS 450U Project Management
    • ISYS 490U Managing IT
    • ISYS 492U Consulting and Design of Online Systems
    • LAW 325U CyberLaw
    • MGMT 342U Managing Business Processes
  • Information Systems

    CAS-ISYS Program of Study

    An earned bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in this certificate program.

    21 semester hours

    Certificate

    21 semester hours from the courses listed. Students considering future graduate study should check entrance requirements for several programs before making selections. Graduate programs generally require ISYS 302U, ISYS 306U, ISYS 311U, and/or ISYS 355U as undergraduate prerequisites.

    • ISYS 302U Local Area Networks
    • ISYS 303U IT Security
    • ISYS 306U Systems Analysis and Design
    • ISYS 308U Digital Forensics
    • ISYS 311U Database Design/Business Intelligence
    • ISYS 315U Big Data Analytics
    • ISYS 350U History of IT
    • ISYS 355U Computer Programming in Java
    • ISYS 360U Electronic Commerce
    • ISYS 365U Cloud Computing: Infrastructure & Services
    • ISYS 370U Introduction to Ethical Hacking & Pen Testing
    • ISYS 375U IT Control & Audit
    • ISYS 398U Selected Topics
    • ISYS 399U Independent Study
    • ISYS 450U Project Management
    • ISYS 490U Managing IT
    • ISYS 491U IT Security Planning/Risk Management
    • ISYS 492U Consulting and Design of Online Systems
    • LAW 325U CyberLaw
    • MGMT 342U Managing Business Processes
  • Paralegal Studies

    CAS-PS Program of Study

    An earned bachelor’s degree is prerequisite to enrollment in this certificate program.

    Total: 18 semester hours 

    Core Courses

    12 semester hours

    • LA 301U Paralegal I
    • LA 303U Legal Research and Writing I
    • LA 304U Legal Research and Writing II
    • LA 306U Litigation

    Elective

    6 semester hours from LA and LAW courses.

    • LA 310U Real Estate
    • LA 312U Family Law
    • LA 315U Torts
    • LA 316U Contract Law
    • LA 320U Environmental Law
    • LA 321U Criminal Law
    • LA 323U Elder Law
    • LA 325U Wills, Trusts and Estates
    • LA 398U Selected Topics
    • LAW 300U Business Law
    • LAW 303U Constitutional Law
    • LAW 304U First Amendment Law
    • LAW 315U Social Media Law and Ethics
    • LAW 322U Employment Law and Policy
    • LAW 325U CyberLaw
    • LAW 398U Selected Topics