Undergraduate Certificate in Information Assurance
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the certificate total
Next Start Date
Mar 22, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Help Protect Digital Assets with an Online Undergraduate Information Assurance Certificate

Information assurance is essential to the safety of sensitive information in a world of data breaches and public mistrust of digital business. Liberty University’s Undergraduate Information Assurance Certificate provides a fast track to cyber awareness training through 6 online computer science courses. In as little as 2 semesters, you can gain a highly marketable technical skill set and stand out from others in the competitive business industry.

Whether you want to grow in your current role or explore other areas within the business field, our information assurance certificate program can equip you with the knowledge and training you need. Students seeking to further their education beyond the certificate level should consider Liberty’s B.S. in Information Systems – Information Assurance online degree program.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Information Assurance Certificate?

Liberty’s online information assurance courses will introduce you to the fascinating world of digital information systems with a focus on data communications and networking systems. The course content within this certificate provides training on the basic framework through which every application, software package, or interface is delivered.

Each course is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus. You’ll be equipped with the necessary skills to protect data and digital content from hacking or misuse.

What Will You Learn in Liberty’s Online Information Assurance Program?

Throughout your coursework in this certificate, you will learn about the different types of digital information and network systems. Most importantly, you will receive the training you need to assist in protecting your company’s most powerful asset: its information. Through courses in network and cybersecurity, you will learn how to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. You will also learn how to design, implement, and troubleshoot network systems to ensure the safety of information.

All of our courses are taught by professors who are professionals in the information technology and assurance fields. Additionally, in support of our mission to Train Champions for Christ, you will receive instruction from a biblical worldview. Through discussions with peers and professors, you will learn how to integrate faith and ethical decision making into your career in information assurance.

Required Courses

  • CSIS 100 – Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems
  • CSIS 330 – Business Data Communication Systems
  • CSIS 331 – Networks
  • CSIS 335 – Network Security
  • CSIS 341 – Information Security Planning
  • CSIS 343 – Cybersecurity
Certificate Information 
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Online Information Assurance Certificate Highlights

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 6 years  ̶  and counting.

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and one of the top 10 online schools in America by Niche.com. Earning your online certificate from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.

  • You can complete your online Undergraduate Certificate in Information Assurance in as little as 2 semesters.
  • You can apply many of the credits you earn in this certificate toward an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Information for the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Assurance

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set log in times

Admission Requirements for the Online Information Assurance Certificate Program

Applicants must have a 1.5 or above cumulative combined GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended and complete the High School Self-Certification form. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required. 

**Please note: You cannot be accepted into this program until Liberty has your official transcripts.