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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 Military University (AMU) 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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Our online courses feature weekly class schedules with no set login times. Our mobile app expands your access.


Classes start every month with mostly 8-week formats, so you can begin on your schedule.


Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


Finish faster and save. Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for military service, previous academic coursework, and job experience.


Our advisors are available seven days a week, and we have a peer mentoring program to provide support when you need it most.


Get career-relevant knowledge from faculty who bring their experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.


Our undergraduate classes average 18 students, so you won’t feel lost in the crowd.

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

Transfer Credit Evaluation

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

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

Out-Of-Pocket Tuition Possible

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Freedom Grant® that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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