Credits required
27 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 27 quarter credits are equal to 18 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$499 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Choice This program is available either 100% online or as a blend of online coursework and in-person classes in Portland, Oregon.
Start terms
4 per year

Cybersecurity – Online Undergraduate Certificate

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 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.

Are you eligible to enroll in this program?

If you’re currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Oregon State University (including the postbaccalaureate computer science program), you must meet the following prerequisites and need to connect with your academic advisor to add this certificate to your program of study:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 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.

Applying for the cybersecurity undergraduate certificate

If you already have a computer science bachelor’s degree from another accredited institution, you may be granted a subsequent undergraduate certificate by applying to OSU as a postbacc student and indicating your program of interest on the application's statement of objectives. You must also meet the prerequisites listed above.

This program follows the same application deadlines as Oregon State’s online post baccalaureate computer science program. Visit the EECS website for full details.

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 certificate and transcript as on-campus students.
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