Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
College of Southern Maryland
Proposal
Lower Division CertificateCybersecurity3/14/2017Approved4/12/2018
Cybersecurity Program Description
This certificate program is being redesigned to align better with the proposed new degree program in Cybersecurity. Students will be able to complete this program in two semesters, compared to taking four semesters in the current certificate program. All of the courses in this certificate will count towards the degree requirements. Students will be able to continue on with two more semesters of coursework to complete their degree within two years. This will provide students with a credential as they may work towards completing the degree program. <br> <br>This certificate program prepares students who are currently employed in the cybersecurity field, including active law enforcement, as well as those without prior work experience to gain foundational skills and knowledge towards their development of the skills and knowledge required of practitioners in a variety of cybersecurity settings. <br>