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Lake Superior State University

Computer Networking: Bachelor of Science

Program Description


This degree gives students the knowledge and tools necessary to be successful in the field of computer networking. Courses cover a range of networking topics, including network operating systems, hardware, web page design, and system administration.

Students will have hands-on experience with Linux, Novell and Windows platforms, as well as networking hardware and operating system installation.

Some of the highlights of the program are:

  • Students get hands-on training in networking hardware and software, and receive the necessary concepts of hardware, software and network operating systems.
  • Students are prepared to take industry-standard examinations, such as those established by Cisco, Novell and Microsoft.
  • Students can choose software design, research, or co-operative education as their senior capstone experience.

Available degrees (see specific degree requirements further down the page):



Degree Requirements


Bachelor of Science Computer Networking

Departmental Requirements (61 credits)
Departmental GPA must be 2.50 or higher

  • CSCI103 Survey of Computer Science 3
  • CSCI105 Intro. to Computer Programming 3
  • CSCI106 Web Page Design and Development 3
  • CSCI121 Principles of Programming 3
  • CSCI163 Troubleshooting & Repair of Personal Computers 3
  • CSCI211 Database Applications 3
  • CSCI221 Computer Networks 3
  • CSCI223 Advanced Networking I 3
  • CSCI225 Advanced Networking II 3
  • CSCI248 Network Operating Systems I 3
  • CSCI263 Managing Computer Security 3
  • CSCI281 Intro. to UNIX and Networking 3
  • CSCI292 Computer Networking Project 4
  • CSCI319 Network Programming Using Java 3
  • CSCI333 Systems Programming 3
  • CSCI348 Network Operating Systems II 3
  • CSCI412 UNIX System Administration 3
  • CSCI422 Network and Computer Security 3
  • CSCI418 Senior Project I 3
    and
  • CSCI419 Senior Project II 3
    or
  • CSCI428 Computer Science Co-operative Education I 3
    and
  • CSCI429 Computer Science Co-operative Education II 3
    or
  • CSCI438 Computer Science Research Project I 3
    and
  • CSCI439 Computer Science Research Project II 3

Support Courses (12 credits)

BS degree requirement

  • 5 from Social Science, Natural Science or Math not used in general education.

General Education (33-37)
Free Electives (14 -18)

Elective credits and general education requirements must be completed so that at least 124 semester credits have been earned.

Total Credits in Program: 124



Bachelor of Science Computer Networking, Web Development Concentration

Departmental Requirements (64 credits)
Departmental GPA must be 2.50 or higher

  • CSCI103 Survey of Computer Science 3
  • CSCI105 Intro. to Computer Programming 3
  • CSCI106 Web Page Design and Development 3
  • CSCI107 Web Graphic Design and Development 3
  • CSCI121 Principles of Programming 3
  • CSCI207 Developing Multimedia and Rich Interactive Web Sties 3
  • CSCI211 Database Applications 3
  • CSCI221 Computer Networks 3
  • CSCI248 Network Operating Systems I 3
  • CSCI263 Managing Computer Security 3
  • CSCI275 Web Server Administration 3
  • CSCI281 Intro. to UNIX and Networking 3
  • CSCI292 Computer Networking Project 4
  • CSCI319 Network Programming Using Java 3
  • CSCI325 Developing Web Applications with JavaScript and PHP 3
  • CSCI326 Developing Web Applications with ASP.NET 3
  • CSCI333 Systems Programming 3
  • CSCI412 UNIX Network Administration 3
  • CSCI422 Network and Computer Security 3
  • CSCI418 Senior Project I 3
  • CSCI419 Senior Project II 3
    or
  • CSCI428 Computer Science Co-operative Education I 3
  • CSCI429 Computer Science Co-operative Education II 3
    or
  • CSCI438 Computer Science Research Project I 3
  • CSCI439 Computer Science Research Project II 3

Support Courses (12 credits)

BS degree requirement

  • 5 from Social Science, Natural Science or Math not used in general education.

General Education (33-37)
Free Electives (11-15)

Elective credits and general education requirements must be completed so that at least 124 semester credits have been earned.

Total Credits in Program: 124



Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.