Why Major in Computer Networks and Systems?

Advancements in digital technologies such as computers, network communications, high-speed control, smart devices, and software create a constant demand for skilled professionals. The Computer Networks and Systems (CNS) graduate is prepared to take leadership roles in the application, development, and management of these technologies. Exceptional technical understanding provided by this program enables graduates to meet the challenges of an ever-evolving digital world.

Computer Networks and Systems is a dynamic Bachelor of Science program targeted to these exciting digital careers. Its strong technical emphasis meets employer's needs and allows Computer Networks and Systems graduates an excellent foundation to enter multiple high-paying career paths. This unique curriculum balances theory with extensive hands-on experience.

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Networking is emphasized throughout. Computer Networks and Systems students gain extensive knowledge and experience designing, constructing, analyzing, and securing networks. Topics in electronics, microprocessors, network/computer hardware, operating systems, signaling, and software are presented throughout the program. To insure that graduates are optimally prepared, courses extend into the most current and specialized technologies. Computer Networks and Systems also offers opportunities to gain valuable experience through summer internship and senior projects.

Since Computer Networks and Systems is a Cisco Networking Academy member, advanced placement is available for students in the Cisco Networking Academy or who have Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification (CCNA Certification). The CCNA Certification is achieved by completing the Cisco Networking Academy courses.

Computer Networks and Systems Bachelor's Degree
Admission Requirements

Admission to the College of Engineering Technology is open to high school graduates who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Students entering the Computer Networks and Systems program must have a high school diploma or equivalent, two years of mathematics (including algebra and trigonometry) and a minimum ACT math sub score of 19. A laboratory science, preferably physics, and fundamental knowledge of personal computers are strongly recommended.

Computer Networks and Systems
Graduation Requirements

The Computer Networks and Systems program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall. Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.

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