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Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

American Public University

12 months
285 USD/credit
285 USD/credit
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Computers and the Internet have become an integral part of conducting business for companies, organizations and the government. Cybersecurity experts are needed to keep systems and sensitive information secure and out of the hands of cyber criminals. Jobs in both the public and private sector are needed due to the growing dependence of most businesses on information technology. The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is offered by the American Public University.


An undergraduate student, regardless of field of study, may enroll in the Certificate of Cybersecurity. This Certificate prepares the student to seek entry to mid-level career positions such as: 

  • Cyber Investigations Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst, Computer/Digital Forensics Analyst, Security Analyst, Security Investigation Specialist, Investigative Specialist for the Justice Department, Evidence Analyst, Forensics Systems Analyst, Multi-media Exploitation Specialist, Information Systems Analyst, Information Systems Operations Analyst, Computer Forensics Analyst, Cyber Security Systems Analyst, Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Intelligence Analyst, Cyber Ninja, Cyber Athlete, and Cyber Gladiator.

Program graduates will know the selection and utilization of various tools, techniques, and methods, specific to cyber analysts, to detect, recognize, document, certify, and verify cybercrime, cyber terrorism, cyberwar, cyberstalking, and cyberbullying. 

This Certification also maps to the general objectives of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) certification. The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is offered by the American Public University.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the processes and goals of cyber forensics investigations.
  • Assess and select Federal and State laws and legal concepts that affect how governments and organizations think about information security.
  • Support the importance of search warrants and chain of custody in a forensic investigation.
  • Apply the field of Cybersecurity and the regulatory standards and compliances.
  • Gain the foundational knowledge and technologies needed to detect, investigate, and prevent computer-related crimes.


American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Issues in Information Security
  • Computer Forensics
  • Cybercrime
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Forensics: Investigating Network Intrusions and Cybercrime Security
  • Cyberlaw and Privacy in a Digital Age

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our university welcomes international applicants from many countries around the world. We are an online university and students are not required to enter the U.S. Therefore, we do not issue I-20 or DS-2019 forms for the F-1 or J-1 student visas.
  • In addition to the admission requirements for undergraduate or graduate study, we may require additional documents related to residency, 
  • English proficiency, and educational background. Our institution maintains the right to require this documentation when needed.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 12 months.


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