Computer Networks and Systems
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.
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 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, a 2.75 cumulative GPA along with an 18 ACT composite and a math sub-score of 19 or 950 SAT16 Total and a SAT16 math sub-score of 500. Students close to the requirements are encouraged to apply and will be reviewed on an individual basis.
A laboratory science, preferably physics, and fundamental knowledge of personal computers are strongly recommended.
General Education Requirements
All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree is here
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.
Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.
The Computer Networks and Systems program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree.
- maintain a 2.00 cumulative FSU GPA
- have 40 credits at the 300/400 level
- have 30 credits of Ferris classes (FSU Residency requirement)
- have a minimum 120 total credits to earn a bachelor degree
- complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.
EET & CNS Program Office
Ferris State University
915 Campus Drive/SWN 405
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2291
College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
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