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Cybersecurity Certificate

Location(s): WWU - Bellingham, WWU - Poulsbo

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Department of Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering

16 credits


Cybersecurity issues are pervasive throughout all aspects of life in modern times. The issues are complex and have far ranging consequences such that it has become too important to leave only to technologists. The Cybersecurity certificate provides a means for students from all disciplines to become knowledgeable about the challenges and potential solutions to cybersecurity problems, and to apply cybersecurity principles across all aspects of an organization. The program is open to all students not enrolled in a program in the Computer Science department (CSCI, CISS). The program is open on a space available basis to students who are not majoring in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, or Math/Computer Science.

Why Consider a Certificate in Cybersecurity?

The Cybersecurity Certificate is for students who are interested in complementing their major in the extremely relevant area of Cybersecurity. 

 Contact Information

Program Director
Erik Fretheim
Communications Facility 487

Program Advisor
Laura Ghan
Bond Hall 422A

 Sample Careers

Privacy Compliance Manager | Cyber Workforce Developer and Manager | Cyber Project Manager

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Admission instructions and processes are detailed on the Cybersecurity website at cs.wwu.edu/cybersecurity.

Certificates are only available to students who are matriculated with another major.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s certificate courses, and supporting courses for certificates.


Programming Course

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