Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis

Average Time to Complete On average, students take two courses a term, including the summer, to complete the certificate in 12 months.

About the Program

UVA | Certificate | Online – The UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies’ online undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis provides the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to assume entry-level positions in cybersecurity.  The certificate provides a detailed understanding of security vulnerabilities, attacks, threats, and mitigation solutions in the context of today’s cyber and information technology networks.

Career Paths

  • Security analysts
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Information security analyst
  • Information Assurance analyst
  • Security consultants/administrators/specialists

Courses & Requirements

18 Undergraduate Credits | Course Checklist

The undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis requires you to complete 6 courses, (4 required, 2 electives). The courses are mapped to the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, as part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies. The curriculum provides a global perspective on cybersecurity and the impact of cyber threats; cybersecurity policy, law and ethics; human factors in cybersecurity; and writing and communications in a technical field. Digital Forensics, mobile security, ethical hacking, and data analytics are electives.

The Annual Course Schedule and course descriptions are available to help plan your course progression.

Asynchronous online courses can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Please see Current Term Classes for details.

Cost & Financial Aid

$7,740 (same in-state and out-of-state)

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Students can easily access the resources available to them through the Student Portal, where they will find academic resources and policies, information about UVA and Charlottesville, how to pay for a class, or set up their email accounts. Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found on the Student Portal.

How to Apply

Individuals must apply to and be offered admission to earn a certificate. A maximum of two courses that will count toward satisfying the requirements for the certificate may be taken prior to admission. Formal application and admission instructions, contact information, application deadlines, and transcript information, are available online.

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For more information on this program, visit https://www.scps.virginia.edu/cybersecurity-analysis-certificate/