2019-2020 Catalog (Current)

Computer Networking

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Engineering Technology

Why Choose the Computer Networking Minor?

If you are a business, health, science or math major, the CNS minor may help expand your career opportunities. With the mix of these courses, you will understand the fundamentals of computer networking along with implementing these networks. Because of the wide spread use of networks in many careers, your major course of study coupled with this minor will open doors in a broad range of industries.

Admissions Requirements

Any student admitted to Ferris enrolled in a Bachelor degree (other than Computer Networking and Systems) and in good standing may enroll in this minor.

Graduation Requirements:

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate or higher at Ferris State University.

Students must

  • maintain a 2.00 cumulative FSU GPA
  • earn a minimum grade of C- for each course in the minor
  • have a minimum of 18 semester credit hours
  • have a maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits in a minor, may overlap the students major
  • have a minimum of 50% (9 credits) of the courses in the minor at the 200 or above level
  • have at least one-half (1/2) of the credits (9 credits) from Ferris (FSU Residency requirement)

More Information

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



College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Networks 1
Networks 2
Networks 3
Networks 4
Network Theory and Test
Select one course from the following:
Real Time Operating Systems
Ind Process Communications
Advanced Visual Basic Program
ISYS 307
ISYS 310
Advanced Java Programming
Systems Analysis and Design 1