Cybersecurity and Human Behavior Undergraduate Certificate

Acquire advanced knowledge of security challenges and crimes with the Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity and Human Behavior in Temple’s College of Liberal Arts. 

This 15-credit Undergraduate Certificate program focuses on the human element of cybersecurity, and prepares you to be a strong contributor to the cybersecurity discourse and community. Through the curriculum, you’ll learn about the overall area of cybercrime and how technology has impacted other crimes, such as hate crimes, organized crime, terrorism and white collar crime. You’ll also learn to 

  • approach situations from multiple perspectives;
  • define problems, determine causes and develop solutions that specifically addresses these causes;
  • evaluate information sources; and
  • organize summaries of research findings.

A global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals is expected by 2022. The Cybersecurity and Human Behavior Undergraduate Certificate program prepares future graduates to meet the needs of professional organizations through a curriculum that expands beyond engineering- and technology-specific disciplines. Unlike most cybersecurity programs, a certificate program offered in the College of Liberal Arts presents diverse perspectives and a unique opportunity for students.

Classes & Curriculum

This certificate is only available to undergraduate students enrolled at Temple. 

The program includes two cybersecurity core courses and allows you to choose three electives. These courses examine the elements of cybersecurity and the different types of cybercrime, providing a well-rounded understanding of what you will encounter as a cybersecurity professional. 

Some of the courses in the certificate program include

  • Cybercrime,
  • Hate Crimes and
  • Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Global Security.

Learn more about courses in the Cybersecurity and Human Behavior Undergraduate Certificate.

Related Graduate Degrees


The Cybersecurity and Human Behavior Undergraduate Certificate prepares you for careers in cybersecurity as you’ll develop an understanding for the relevance of the human factor in cyberattacks and cybersecurity. Some of these positions include

  • forensic computer analyst,
  • information security engineer and
  • security administrator.

Tuition & Fees

The tuition for this Certificate Program is based on school or college of your major, program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


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