College of Engineering

CyberSecurity Certificate Program

The undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity provides opportunities to students in all majors to learn cybersecurity topics, concepts and skills and pursue a career in cybersecurity. The educational objectives of the certificate program are that each graduate with the Certificate in Cybersecurity should be able to:

  • Apply cybersecurity techniques and tools in related positions in industry,
  • Perform effectively in lifelong learning, including cybersecurity-related studies in graduate programs, and
  • Communicate and contribute cybersecurity ideas and/or knowledge in interdisciplinary teams.

Curriculum of the Certificate

Required Courses

COMP 320 – Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

Elective Courses (select three)

COMP 420 Applied Network Security

CRJS 485 Special Topics: Cybercrime and Investigation

ECEN 452 Wireless Communication Systems

ISEN 380 Information Technology for Industrial and Systems Engineers

COMP 620 Information Security and Privacy

COMP 621 Web Security

Course Descriptions (Click Here

Application and Requirements

The Certificate in Cybersecurity is available to all undergraduate students who currently enroll in a degree program at North Carolina A&T State University and has a GPA of 2.5 or above. Interested students can apply here. (

To receive the certificate, students must:

  • Complete the required course (COMP 320) and a minimum of three elective courses required for the certificate.
  • Receive a “C” or better for each required or elective course.
  • Receive a bachelor’s degree of any major from North Carolina A&T State University



If you have any question about the Certificate in Cybersecurity, please contact Dr. Xiaohong (Dorothy) Yuan at (336) 285-3693 or