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Computer Networks and Systems

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Engineering Technology

Why Choose 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 graduates an excellent foundation to enter multiple high-paying career paths. This unique curriculum balances theory with extensive hands-on experience.

Career Opportunities

Networking is emphasized throughout. CNS 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. CNS also offers opportunities to gain valuable experience through summer internship and senior projects.

Since CNS is a Cisco Networking Academy member, advanced placement is available for students in the Cisco Networking Academy or who have CCNA certification!

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 subscore of 19. A laboratory science, preferably physics, and fundamental knowledge of personal computers are strongly recommended.

General Education Requirements

All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-bachelor.pdf

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/

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.

More Information

EET & CNS Program Office
Ferris State University
915 Campus Drive/SWN 405
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2291
Phone: 231-591-2388
email:

Required Courses
Credit Hours

General Education

50 credits
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
English 1
3
English 2
3
Advanced Technical Writing
3
Intermediate Algebra-Num Trig
4
Algebra-Analytic Trigonometry
4
Applied Calculus
4
Introductory Physics 1
4
Introductory Physics 2
4
(3) Cultural Enrichment Electives
9
(3) Social Awareness Electives
9

Major

67 credits
Networks 1
3
Networks 2
3
Networks 3
3
Networks 4
3
High Level Programming
3
Network Theory and Test
4
Real Time Operating Systems
4
Advanced Digital Systems
4
Advanced Digital Design
4
Network Security Theory - Tech
3
Electric Circuits 1
4
Digital 1
4
Electric Circuits 2
4
Digital 2
4
Microprocessor Applications
4
Internship
4
Project Management
2
Senior Project
2
Technical Related
Programming - Problem Solving
4

Directed Electives

9
Minimum credits required for B.S. degree:
126
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