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Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking

College of Engineering & Technology

Full Time
Undergraduate Major
Bachelors
On Campus

Program Description

An Operational Essential

Computer networks are essential to the effective operation of modern-day businesses, organizations and individuals, enabling them to share resources and information efficiently and safely. A Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking from Wentworth prepares you to excel in this growing field.

Helping the Net Work

In this degree program, you will build valuable knowledge and skills in computer networks, operating systems, World Wide Web programming, databases, IT and project management, systems analysis and network and Web security. You’ll also have the chance to take exciting electives such as Introduction to Forensics and Human-Computer Interaction, and to benefit from hands-on exploration in our high-availability networking lab.

After completing your coursework and two required co-op semesters, you’ll be proficient at solving real-world computer networking problems and ready to embark on a productive career in computer networking or a related field.

Accreditation

The Computer Networking program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Curriculum

  • FIRST YEAR

    Fall Semester (total credits 16)

    • COMP1100, Introduction to Networks
    • COMP1000, Computer Science I
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *
    • MATH1500, Precalculus

    Spring Semester (total credits 16)

    • COMP1150, Routing and Switching
    • COMP1050, Computer Science II
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *
    • MATH2300, Discrete Math
  • SECOND YEAR

    Fall Semester (total credits 16)

    • COMP1200, Computer Organization
    • COMP2500, Security Principles
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *
    • MATH1030, Statistics and Applications

    Spring Semester (total credits 16)

    • COMP2150, Network Administration
    • COMP2650, Databases
    • COMP2160, Wireless Networks
    • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Summer Semester (total credits 0)

    • COOP3000, Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)
    • THIRD YEAR

      Fall Semester (total credits 16)

      • COMP3500, Network Security
      • COMP3100, System Administration
      • NET ELECTIVE, Computer Networking Elective, see ** below
      • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

      Spring Semester (total credits 0)

      • COOP3500, Co-op Work Term I

      Summer Semester (total credits 16)

      • COMP3550, Computer Security
      • NET ELECTIVE, Computer Networking Elective, see ** below
      • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *
      • MATH1900, Introduction to Operations Research
    • FOURTH YEAR

      Fall Semester (total credits 0)

      • COOP4500, Co-op Work Term II

      Spring Semester (total credits 16)

      • COMP4950, Project Management
      • COMP4650, Web Development
      • NET ELECTIVE, Computer Networking Elective, see ** below
      • HSS ELECTIVE,  See ENGL/HSS note below *

      Summer Semester (total credits 16)

      • COMP5500, Senior Project
      • NET ELECTIVE, Computer Networking Elective, see ** below
      • SEC ELECTIVE, Advanced Security Elective, see ** below
      • SCIENCE ELECTIVE, Science Elective, see *** below
    •  ENGL/HSS Note:

      Day program students are required to complete at least:  

      • One course in Humanities  
      • One course in the Social Sciences  
      • The remaining courses may be from either Humanities or Social Sciences category 

      Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.   For more information about the English, Humanities, and Social Science requirements please refer to the Graduation Requirements – Undergraduate section of this catalog.  

      Of the five listed humanities and social science electives, BSCN students must include the following HSS Directed Electives:

      • An Ethics elective

    Program Tracking Sheet

    Computer Networking in the World

    Earnings in 2015

    Computer Networkers on average brought home more than 60K per year.

    Top 5 Job Titles for Computer Networkers

    • IT Specialist
    • Systems Engineer
    • Systems Administrator
    • Operations Engineer
    • Network Engineer
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