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Cyber Security Certificate


cybersecurityCyber attacks have grown in frequency and sophistication in recent years. Threats to computer systems and networks that could disrupt critical services in hospitals, businesses, and government agencies are also increasing in the marketplace. The demand to protect systems and networks from attacks is constantly growing which creates numerous job possibilities and career advancement options for individuals with education and training in cyber security.

The WAU Cyber Security Certificate prepares students to meet the high demand for specialists to combat cyber attacks and protect computer systems. It is designed to provide the skills, knowledge, and ethical framework needed to prepare response systems to a wide range of cyber threats and vulnerabilities for businesses, organizations, and government agencies. The WAU curriculum also provides a systematic approach for professionals concerned with the development and operation of secure systems and the protection of an organization’s assets. It builds a foundation for the development of critical thinking skills that are transferable to analyzing and responding to new cyber security threats. The WAU program allows working professionals to add a focus in cyber security to their careers or improve their skill sets.


The curriculum is designed to prepare students to:

  • Assess the implications of cyber attacks to government, businesses, and organizations.
  • Develop strategies to respond to cyber security threats in government, businesses, and organizations.
  • Use an ethical framework to secure systems in the workplace.
  • Describe regulations to secure systems and collect evidence of criminal activities.
  • Integrate cyber security concepts and skills to the problem-solving of evolving threats.
Cyber Security Certificate Curriculum18 hours
HMCS 200Cyber Security: Threats & Preparedness3
HMCS 201Computer Security3
HMCS 300Protecting High Value Assets3
HMCS 301Cyber Crime and Security3
HMCS 400Cyber Forensics3
HMCS 401Cyber Ethics & Law3


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.