Cybersecurity Informatics Certificate

The educational objectives of this certificate program are to equip students to solve cybersecurity-related problems in the real world, particularly those related to the protection and analysis of information in real organizational contexts. Certificate students are required to synthesize new concepts and skills acquired in the courses (in computer security, data mining, software security, and mobile computing) into a final cybersecurity informatics experience.

This upper division certificate is only available to UMBC students pursuing an existing major.

Courses required to complete the certificate are below. Course descriptions can be found in the Course Catalog.

Core (6 Credits)
  • IS 471-Data Analytics for Cyber Security
  • IS 472 – Software Security
Experience (3 Credits)
  • IS 478-Cyber Security Internship OR IS 479-Cyber Security Senior Project
Electives (choose two – 6 credits)
  • IS427-Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • IS 428-Data Mining Techniques and Applications
  • IS 430-Information Systems and Security
  • IS 451U or IS 451M or IS 452 – Telecom and Networking Courses

*Please note: Upper level courses taken to satisfy an IS certificate requirement may not also be used to satisfy the required upper level IS elective course in the IS or BTA majors. All upper level courses count toward the 45 upper level credits required to graduate from UMBC. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.