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Certificate in Information Security

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.

The CAS in Information Security requires 21 semester hours. Face-to-face, classroom-based learning experiences are valued in the program, although some classes may be offered online or as in-class/online hybrid experiences.

The 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!  

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Certificate in Information Security

Certificate in Information Security

21 semester hours. An earned associate’s degree is required to enroll in this certificate program.


10 semester hours.

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


Select at least 11 semester hours 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

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Contact Us

Information Systems Program
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133