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
$527 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
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year
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Cybersecurity – Online Undergraduate Certificate

Certificate curriculum

All courses in the 28-credit Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity are developed and taught by Oregon State University computer science faculty. The cybersecurity certificate will provide you with the challenging and meaningful curriculum you desire, learning from highly skilled faculty with extensive experience in the field. Course curriculum includes:

Cybersecurity meets Harry Potter

One of the certificate’s required courses is CS 373: Defense Against the Dark Arts. It takes its name from a fictional world of wizards and witches, but it’s rooted in a reality that introduces students to the state of the art in anti-malware, computer forensics and networking, messaging and web security. Because you need more than a Patronus Charm to be a cybersecurity professional. Course details »

Course Credits Course title
CS 370 4 Introduction to Security
CS 373 4 Defense Against the Dark Arts
CS 427 4 Cryptography
CS 477 4 Introduction to Digital Forensics
CS 478 4 Network Security
BA 482 4 Information Security Governance
Electives 4 Choose from seven classes

Your elective course will provide you the opportunity to apply concepts you’re learning in cybersecurity courses into specialty areas. Elective topics include information systems, mobile app development and more.

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