Certificate in Information Security

We offer an undergraduate certificate in Information Security, which requires an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Our focused curriculum is complemented by small class sizes (the average is 12-15) and adjunct professors who are themselves working professionals in the information security field. The result is opportunities to learn cutting-edge theory from teaching practitioners and to apply that theory on the job — sometimes the very next day.

Certificate of Applied Studies

As IT security needs evolve, continuing education is essential for current and new IT professionals to enhance their skills in protecting networks, systems and architecture.

Our Certificate in Applied Studies (CAS) in Information Security prepares IT professionals for these challenges. The certificate provides a credential for students changing careers, professional development for seasoned IT professionals or the prerequisites for graduate study in information security. Check out careers available for information security professionals.

The CAS in Information Security requires 21 semester hours. The certificate is offered online with select courses available on campus.

Program Details

  • Requirements

    Certificate in Information Security

    An earned bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in this certificate program. This certificate is offered online with options to complete select courses on campus.

    Total: 21 semester hours. Numbers after course titles represent semester hours earned.


    10 semester hours

    • ISYS 302U Local Area Networks (LAN), 4
    • ISYS 303U IT Security, 3
    • ISYS 491U IT Security Planning & Risk Management, 3


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

    • ISYS 306U Systems Analysis and Design, 3
    • ISYS 308U Digital Forensics, 3
    • ISYS 311U Database Design/Business Intelligence, 4
    • ISYS 312U Predictive Analytics, 3
    • ISYS 314U Data Visualization, 3
    • ISYS 315U Big Data Analytics, 3
    • ISYS 316U Introduction to Business Analytics, 3
    • ISYS 317U Social Engineering, 3
    • ISYS 355U Computer Programming in Java, 4
    • ISYS 360U Electronic Commerce, 3
    • ISYS 365U Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services, 3
    • ISYS 370U Introduction to Ethical Hacking and Pen Testing, 3
    • ISYS 375U IT Control and Audit, 3
    • ISYS 398U Selected Topics, 1-6
    • ISYS 399U Independent Study, 1-6
    • ISYS 450U Project Management, 3
    • ISYS 490U Managing IT, 3
    • ISYS 492U Consulting and Design of Online Systems, 3
    • LAW 325U CyberLaw, 3
    • MGMT 342U Managing Business Processes, 3
  • Admissions

    Admission to Undergraduate Certificate Programs

    Students seeking admission to the Certificate of Applied Studies (CAS) must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. The CAS is available in the following areas:

    • Data Analytics
    • Information Security
    • Information Systems
    • Paralegal Studies

    Admission requirements:

    • Completed undergraduate certificate application including the $35 application fee
    • Official transcripts in sealed envelopes from each university and college attended
    • TOEFL scores if the applicant’s native language is not English