Computer Networking and Applications

Computer Networking and Applications

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Students who pursue a minor in computer networking and applications focus their interests on common office applications, programming and basic computer networking. You'll learn diagnostic and problem-solving skills. Courses will introduce you to the theoretical and practical foundations of network design and administration, and you'll study web page design and statistics and data analysis. Modern computer laboratories will let you practice your new skills and join research projects.

Program Highlights

  • Minor is available as a 17-credit or 23/24 credit minor; not available as a minor to computer science or applied computer science majors.
  • Well-equipped, updated laboratories.
  • Undergraduate laboratory projects that are considered graduate-level work.
  • Industry ties for internships and jobs.
  • Student-faculty collaboration on research with immediate applications.

Program Distinctions

  • 1 of 262 U.S. schools accredited by Computing Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineers Technology.
  • Accreditation by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and 1 of 2 Minnesota schools accredited by Computing Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineers Technology.
  • Cyber Defense Team earned first place in Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in 2012, earning trip to national competition

Student Organizations

  • Information Technology and Security Club (ITS)
  • SCSU Computer Science Club (Association for Computing Machinery)

Continuing Education

Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
  • More than 600 student veterans and active military enrolled
  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered
  • 25 years of residential math-science-computer camps for youth
  • Top 1% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking

Popular Careers

  • Information Systems Manager
  • Programmer
  • Network Specialist
  • Web Design/Maintenance
  • Database Developer/Administration
  • Computer Technician

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