Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Certificate in Cyber Defense

Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Defense

The Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Defense is administered through the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce prepared to address security threats. In completing the requirements, students will gain valuable skills and experience that will help them better address needs of industry.

Students earn the certificate by completing the following courses with at least a grade of C:

COMP 5350Digital Forensics3
COMP 5370Computer and Network Security3
COMP 5530Secure Cloud Computing: Principles, Practice, and Applications3
COMP 5700Secure Software Process3
COMP 5830Cybersecurity Threats and Countermeasures3
COMP 5870Security Integration and Application1
Total Hours16

Applications for the Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Defense program are considered on a competitive basis.    

Applicants are expected to have a strong foundation in computer science and software engineering, as demonstrated by past performance in the following courses (or equivalent courses):

COMP 1210Fundamentals of Computing I3
COMP 2210Fundamentals of Computing II4
COMP 3220Principles of Programming Languages3
COMP 3270Introduction to Algorithms3
COMP 3500Introduction to Operating Systems3
COMP 3700Software Modeling and Design3
COMP 4300Computer Architecture3
COMP 4320Introduction to Computer Networks3
COMP 4730Computer Ethics2
COMP 5120Database Systems I3