Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Certificate Overview

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The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is a 15-credit program that provides students with a solid foundation in the field of cybersecurity. This certificate is offered completely online and features emerging trends, technologies and strategies in cybersecurity. The certificate is designed to transfer into the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program at Thomas Edison State University.

Upon completion of the certificate program, you will be able to:

  • assess and apply cybersecurity principles, tools and methods to defend information systems against cyber threats.
  • apply cybersecurity design best practices and technologies to prevent and mitigate cyberattacks and vulnerabilities.
  • employ network defense technologies, monitoring tools and measures.
  • analyze and navigate policy, legal, ethical and compliance aspects of cybersecurity.


For students who are considering enrolling in another Heavin School of Arts, Sciences, and Technology undergraduate program, the 15 credits in the certificate program are transferrable and may satisfy technical electives or free electives in the following Bachelor of Science* degree programs:

  • Electronics Systems Engineering Technology
  • Energy Systems Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology
  • Radiation Protection

*Learn more about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission NRC Scholarship for students enrolled in these Bachelor of Science degree programs.

Credit Distribution

Required Courses (15 Credits)

CYB-120Introduction to Cybersecurity


CYB-220Defensive Security


CYB-321Digital Forensics Techniques and Practices


CYB-420Critical Infrastructure Security


CYB-422Cybersecurity Policies, Programs, and Compliance


Total Credit Hours: 15