Data Communications

Data Communications

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Students who seek a data communications minor will develop the computer science skills needed for today's and tomorrow's businesses, industries and homes. Your courses will give you a background in the concepts involved in the operation, design and administration of computer networks. You'll learn how to be prepared for the inevitable changes in data management. Your 24-credit minor can be paired with many majors for employment in businesses, industries, government programs and health and educational institutions that want a modern approach.

Program Highlights

  • Well-equipped, updated laboratories.
  • Undergraduate laboratory projects that are considered graduate-level work.
  • Industry ties for internships and jobs.
  • National Science Foundation STEM scholarships offer up to $18,200 for two years.
  • Student-faculty collaboration on research with immediate application.
  • Active student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, a national professional organization.

Program Distinctions

  • 1 of 2 Minnesota schools and 1 of 262 U.S. schools accredited by Computing Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineers Technology.
  • Accreditation by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Information Technology and Security Club's Collegiate Cyber Defense team has national competition experience.

Student Organizations

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

Continuing Education

Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered
  • 25 years of residential math-science-computer camps for youth
  • More than 600 student veterans and active military enrolled
  • 1,100+ international students
  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
  • Top 3% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking

Popular Careers

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

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