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An Online Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Online Certificate in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity certifications and advanced knowledge are crucial in the never-ending challenge of organizational security. The online undergraduate certificate in cybersecurity from American Public University (APU) enables you to:

  • Understand digital forensics tools, techniques, and methods, as well as cybercrime and cyber war
  • Deepen your understanding of the social and legal impacts of cyber terrorism, cyberstalking, and cyber bullying
  • Develop more familiarity with regulatory compliance standards, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and Sarbanes-Oxley

This certificate is a useful step in cybersecurity certifications for beginners, especially if you want to expand your cybersecurity knowledge without committing to a degree program.

What You Will Do

  1. Study the processes and goals of cyber forensics investigations
  2. Learn the federal and state laws and legal concepts that affect how governments and organizations think about information security
  3. Understand the importance of search warrants and chain of custody in a forensic investigation
  4. Grow your knowledge of the cybersecurity field and its regulatory standards and compliances
  5. Gain the foundational knowledge and learn the technologies needed to detect, investigate, and prevent computer-related crimes

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Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

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Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.


You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 18 students.

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Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.


We provide no-cost ebooks for all undergraduates.

Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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