2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Computer Networks and Systems

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

Program Requirements

Computer Networks Systems, BS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • General Education Courses and Major Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Computer Networks and Systems?

Advancements in computers, networks, and the evolution of the Internet of Things continue to create a demand for graduates proficient in network communications, computer hardware, embedded systems, and software development. Employers value professionals capable of designing, programming, deploying, securing, and managing these technologies. The ideal employee has both hands-on and theoretical knowledge of networking, digital communications, microprocessor systems, real-time systems, high-level programming, network security, and project management. 


Computer Networks and Systems is a dynamic Bachelor of Science program targeted at these exciting digital careers. Its strong technical emphasis meets the 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 in designing, constructing, analyzing, and securing networks. Topics in electronics, microprocessors, network/computer hardware, operating systems, signaling, and software are presented throughout the program.

To ensure 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!

More Information

School of Engineering and Computing Technology
Computer Networks & Systems Programs
915 Campus Drive, SWN 405
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2388
Email:
https://www.ferris.edu/CET/ceems/cns/homepage.htm

Ferris State University
College of Engineering Technology
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 200
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890
Email:
www.ferris.edu/technology

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