Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Security and Privacy

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 11.0701
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 15-1122

About the Program

The post-baccalaureate certificate in Computing Security and Privacy provides broad technical expertise in software security, network security, and computer privacy. It includes introductory courses in security engineering and computer privacy that cover key technical fundamentals. Electives provide additional in-depth expertise in operating systems, computer networks, and cryptography, which are essential bodies of knowledge for technical work in modern computer systems security.

Through this program, students will understand:

  • the mathematics and algorithms underlying the foundations of security and privacy
  • how software can be written to make it less vulnerable to exploits from adversaries
  • how network security combined with cryptography and software security increase the safety and reliability of the Internet
  • the role and importance of security and privacy to ensure that these features are addressed

Admission Requirements

The certificate in Computing Security and Privacy accepts applicants who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Please visit the College of Computing & Informatics website for more information on admission requirements.

Additional Information

For more information about this certificate program, please visit the College of Computing & Informatics website.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
CS 590Privacy3.0
CS 645Network Security3.0
SE 578Security Engineering3.0
Elective Course (choose 1)3.0
Operating Systems
Computer Networks
Machine Learning
Consult departmental advisor for additional electives
Total Credits12.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
SE 5783.0CS 5903.0
Elective3.0CS 6453.0
 6 6
Total Credits 12