Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

As data breaches increase around the world, the demand for cybersecurity professionals is higher than ever. With a certificate from Elmhurst University, you’ll have the skills you need to become an industry leader in the field.

A Convenient Schedule

Designed especially for busy professionals, Elmhurst’s cybersecurity program is offered entirely online. You can participate in live class discussions or watch the recording later—or both. What’s more, our program is offered in an accelerated format, so you can earn your certificate in less than a year.

Cybersecurity Courses

At Elmhurst, you’ll develop the skills you need to recognize security breaches, investigate cybercrime, prepare prevention and recovery plans, and build security infrastructures. Whether you’re already working in the field or a cybersecurity novice, we’ll prepare you to succeed in any work environment.

Required Courses

One unit of credit equals four semester hours.

  • IT 405 Fundamentals of Cryptography
  • IT 409 Foundations of Information Assurance
  • IT 410 Cyber Crime Investigations and Digital Forensics
  • IT 412 Wireless, Mobile and Cloud Security
  • IS 425 Management Information Systems

Experienced Faculty

Cybersecurity faculty at Elmhurst have extensive educational and industry experience in their fields. But most of all, they’re dedicated to getting to know you and helping you flourish in the classroom and beyond.

Careers in Cybersecurity

In today’s digital world, companies are more concerned about protecting their data than ever before, so the job outlook for cybersecurity experts has never been better. In fact, the United States Department of Labor predicts that employment of information security analysts will grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024—much faster than the average occupational growth.

Career options include:

  • Computer Security Incident Responder
  • Cryptographer
  • Intrusion Detection Specialist
  • Security Code Designer
  • Security Engineer
  • Tester
  • Vulnerability Assessor

I enjoyed the cybersecurity certificate program at Elmhurst. The professors do a great job of relaying the most important points, and I gained the knowledge I need to know to get started on my future.

—Stephen Richardson ’17, Information Systems Manager

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