Advancement of Computing - Cybersecurity
Undergraduate Certificate


All Quarters


Course Format

Online, Mixed Mode, On-Site (Seattle) 

Total Credits


Transition to a Career in Tech

Nationwide talent shortage in computing enables career transition for people ready to obtain technology skills to land jobs in organizations seeking skilled professionals. This certificate is the first step to begin the transition into an exciting, well-paid career.

Certificate Overview

The Undergraduate Certificate in the Advancement of Computing – cybersecurity  is designed to develop marketable skills grounded in cybersecurity principles. Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will have gained a mastery of advanced skills to build a career in the area of cybersecurity. 

Learning Outcomes

The Undergraduate Certificate in the Advancement of Computing – cybersecurity will prepare students to:

Integrate advanced knowledge of all areas of cybersecurity
Apply fundamental principles and practices of the advancement of computing in cybersecurity
Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in the advancement of computing in cybersecurity
Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in the advancement of computing in cybersecurity
Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles
Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal


Total Required Credits (30 Credits)

CS 467 Systems Security
CS 481 Network Security
CS 487 Data Security
CS 488 Software Security
CS 489 Component Security
IS  464 Policy and Audits

Career Opportunities

Program Manager


Ali Khamesipour

Graduates from the certificate program can apply their skills in corporations, health care, government, education, non-profit, and industry.

This is the first of three stackable certificates with credits that apply to one of five undergraduate degrees at the School of Computing and Technology.

Technology careers are listed as one of the highest-paying bachelor’s degrees pathways. For more information visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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