Students who complete the certificate will be able to assist software developers and system administrators by analyzing the security of databases, applications, networks and computer systems; assessing security risks and identifying vulnerabilities in computer and network systems; and developing methods and techniques for defending against a range of types of cyber attacks.
Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Certificates
Professionals now have a fast track to graduate-level training in two of IT’s hottest areas. The Department of Computer Science has just launched post-baccalaureate graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity and data science. These programs are designed for those in the industry to remain current or gain fluency in the ever-growing fields of cybersecurity and data science.
Each certificate is four courses, so graduates can accelerate through them quickly. All courses are taught by full-time computer science faculty with expertise in cybersecurity and data science.
Visit the VCU graduate application page for information on how to register for a program.
The Certificate in Data Science will train students in computer methods for analyzing big datasets generated by industry, research and government entities. Students will learn techniques for transforming the data into knowledge; developing algorithms for constructing computer systems that automatically learn from data; and tracking and evaluating new techniques and approaches in data science.