Credits required
28 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 28 quarter credits are equal to 18.67 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$549 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Cybersecurity – Online Undergraduate Certificate

If applying as a postbaccalaureate student for fall 2022, the deadline to apply is Aug. 1, and classes start Sept. 21.

Help build a global defense against cyberattacks

The need for cybersecurity has never been greater as organizations struggle to maintain safe, secure data and mitigate risks. With a growing demand for cybersecurity professionals, earning your Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity online from Oregon State University will put you on the fast-track to a lucrative career in the computer science world.

Whether you’re on the front lines of cybersecurity in your current job or interested in moving into cybersecurity as a career, this certificate will educate you in the design, implementation, evaluation and management of all aspects of secure systems and help you build a career in a fast-moving and challenging field.

Millions of cybersecurity jobs are unfilled globally

There will be as many as 3.5 million vacant positions in the cybersecurity industry worldwide by 2021, according to a recent report from a leading global information security advisory firm.

Program prerequisites

Prior to enrolling in this certificate program, you must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Grades of C or higher in the following courses:
    • CS 261 – Data Structures
    • CS 340 – Introduction to Databases
    • CS 344 – Operating Systems I
    • CS 372 – Introduction to Computer Networks

For more information about eligibility, visit OSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science website or contact Renee Marshall, EECS online admissions advisor, at renee.marshall@oregonstate.edu or 503-273-4329.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same transcript-visible certificate as on-campus students.
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