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. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Cybersecurity – Online Undergraduate Certificate

Certificate curriculum

NOTE: CS 370 and CS373 will be offered 100% online during fall term. CS 427 will be offered in Portland in a hybrid format during fall term.

All courses in the 27-credit Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity are developed and taught by Oregon State University computer science faculty. You can mix and match your preferred learning style by taking classes online, in person in Corvallis and at the OSU Portland Center in a hybrid (online/face-to-face) format.

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 »

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:

CourseCreditsCourse 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 3 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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