Certificate in Information Assurance

This program is no longer accepting new applications.

As part of its ongoing curriculum review and refresh to better serve its students, UMUC has eliminated some of its undergraduate certificate programs. Current students have been contacted to ensure timely completion of the program or to discuss alternative programs of interest.

If you are enrolled in this program, please use the curriculum requirements below to track your success as you complete your certificate. Contact your academic advisor if you have any questions.

Also available online

The information assurance certificate supports those who wish to acquire or improve information security knowledge in response to the national imperative for maintaining the security of the technology and information infrastructure of government and industry. Students gain specific skills and are instructed in areas of policy formation, needs assessment, security applications, and disaster prevention and recovery. Laboratories employing both state-of-the-art and industry-standard tools are used. With appropriate choice of major and elective courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity.

Note: Courses may be applied to only one certificate; some prerequisites may need to be fulfilled before beginning certificate courses.

Two required courses:

  • CSIA 302 Telecommunications in Information Systems (3)
  • CSIA 303 Foundations of Information System Security (3)

A supporting elective chosen from the following: 3

  • CMIT 265 Fundamentals of Networking
  • CMIT 320 Network Security
  • CSIA 454 Information System Security Mechanisms
  • CSIA 457 Cyberterrorism and Cyber Crime
  • CSIA 459 Evaluating Emerging Technologies
  • IFSM 432 Business Continuity Planning
  • IFSM 433 Information Security Planning and Needs Assessment

A second supporting elective chosen from the above list: 3

A third supporting elective chosen from the above list: 3

A fourth supporting elective chosen from the above list: 3

Total credits for certificate in Information Assurance: 18

Courses of Interest

No courses have been added yet. To add a course, click on a course title, then click "add to courses of interest" below the course description.