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Vulnerability Assessment
Undergraduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online vulnerability assessment certificate program at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to examine software for embedded vulnerabilities—whether they are accidental or malicious—that create weaknesses that may be exploited by hackers. In this program, you’ll learn techniques to identify such flaws in software.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 102)
    You may be able to waive this course if you have prior programming experience.

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 141)

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 242)

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 320)

  • (3 Credits, SDEV 300)

  • (3 Credits, SDEV 325)

  • (3 Credits, SDEV 360)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
21
Transfer Credits
Up to 9
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Cybersecurity Technology
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


In the online cybersecurity technology bachelor's degree program, you'll learn the operational procedures and technologies to design, implement, administer, secure, and troubleshoot corporate networks while applying cybersecurity principles operationally. Plus, your coursework can help prepare you for several cybersecurity certification exams.

Program Highlights
  • Prepare for certification: Take coursework that can help prepare you for industry-specific certification exams.
  • Design networks: Implement and administer local-area and wide-area networks to satisfy organizational goals.
  • Resolve IT problems: Meet the needs of end users by applying troubleshooting methodologies.
  • Communicate effectively: Communicate IT knowledge using a wide range of presentation styles.
  • Secure IT systems: Apply relevant policies and procedures to effectively secure and monitor IT systems.
  • Understand best practices: Meet organizational goals using effective workforce skills, best practices, and ethical principles.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 202)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 265)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 291)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 320)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 321)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 326)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 351)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 495)
  • Three upper-level courses (9 credits) chosen from the following:
    • Any upper-level CMIT courses

    • (3 Credits, CCJS 321).

Digital Forensics Focus

If you are interested in a career in digital forensics, you can take three of the following upper-level courses to satisfy the 9-credit requirement listed above:


  • (3 Credits, CCJS 321)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 424)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 440)

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 460)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for a career in network management, network security, systems administration, or cybersecurity threat analysis and management, whether you're new to the IT field or looking to move up to middle management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Software Development and Security
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The Bachelor of Science in software development and security at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to teach you programming languages and best practices in software development that are in demand today in the workplace. Take courses in introductory, intermediate, and cloud programming; build secure applications in Python; and put your skills to the test in a capstone course in which you will research, plan, conduct, and complete collaborative projects in compliance with tight deadlines.

Program Highlights
  • Complete a project: Design, develop, implement, and test secure software using leading industry standards.
  • Work as a team: Plan, manage, document, and communicate all phases of a software development project.
  • Use industry tools: Assess and analyze existing applications for weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
  • Learn to defend: Identify and respond to threats and attacks to minimize risk and protect privacy.
  • Practice programming: Take several courses that give you hands-on experience in programming.
  • Apply your skills: Research, plan, conduct, and complete a capstone project in compliance with deadlines.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 141)

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 242)

  • (3 Credits, CMIS 320)

  • (3 Credits, SDEV 300)

  • (3 Credits, SDEV 325)

  • (3 Credits, SDEV 350)

  • (3 Credits, SDEV 360)

  • (3 Credits, SDEV 400)

  • (3 Credits, SDEV 425)

  • (3 Credits, SDEV 460)

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 495)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for technical and leadership roles in diverse application development and security settings, including high-demand areas such as security analysis, security management, application and software architecture, information security, intrusion analysis, penetration testing, programming, engineering, security and code auditing, and system architecture.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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