Cybersecurity, focused on protecting systems, networks and applications from digital attacks, is an exciting and fast-paced field which offers diverse career paths and opportunities. The cybersecurity certificate enables students to gain technical skills centered around core cybersecurity areas: applied cryptography and protocols, access control, software and hardware security, application security, web security, and network and infrastructure security. Students will complete:

Credit 1:
CPSC 385 – Computer Security

Credit 2: 
One Computer Science or Engineering course focused on technical aspects of cybersecurity
CPSC 310 – Software Design
CPSC 315 – Systems Software
CPSC 333 – Computer Networks
CPSC 352 – Artificial Intelligence
CPSC 360 – Deep Learning
CPSC 375 (High-Performance Computing), CPSC 415 (Special Topics: Building Cloud Native Applications), ENGR 221 (Digital Circuits and Systems), ENGR 303 (Analog and Digital Communication), ENGR 323 (Microprocessor Systems), or other course approved by a certificate faculty advisor;

Credit 3:
A co-curricular cybersecurity activity, such as an internship, summer fellowship, paid or unpaid research project with a faculty member, or other experience approved by a certificate faculty advisor.

For more information, students should contact Professor Taikang Ning or Professor Ewa Syta.