Information Security Certificate
With the increase of computer and network attacks, information security has become a very serious concern. Organizations need information security professional to protect digital assets. The Information Security Certificate is offered to students who wish to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge in information security. The Center for Law Enforcement and Technology Collaboration, which incorporates the programs of Computer Science, Criminal Justice, and Management Information Systems at GSU, is also involved in offering this certificate.
Special Admission Requirements
In addition to meeting the university requirements for certificate admission, applicants must have completed the following courses in either Category 1 or Category 2:
- CPSC 4205 (or its equivalent)
- CPSC 4335 (or its equivalent)
- CPSC 4342 (or its equivalent)
- CPSC 5000 (or its equivalent)
Note: Students need to be aware that they must have a discrete mathematics background. If the student does not have that background, they will need to seek assistance.
To receive the Information Security Certificate, undergraduate students must complete each required course with a grade of “B” or better and submit the petition for completion to their faculty advisor.
Required Courses (15 Hours )
CPSC 4580/MIS 4580 Information Security (3)
CPSC 4581/MIS 4801 Information Security Policy and Management (3)
CPSC 4582 Cryptography and Network Security (3)
CPSC 4583 Laboratory in Information Security (3)
CPSC 4584 Special Topics in Information Security (3)
Total - 15 Hours
Note: GSU Undergraduate students may enroll in this certificate for elective credit toward their bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate students from other colleges/universities are also eligible to enroll but would need to check with their institution to determine the transferability of the courses.
Program Fact Sheet
To view the program fact sheet, please go to Information Security Certificate Fact Sheet