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Network Systems and Data Communications, BS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Lakeland, Melbourne, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Port St. Lucie

Keiser University’s Bachelors of Science in Network Systems and Data Communications provides a comprehensive program of study, designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in data operations and infrastructure planning environments. Network systems and data communications analysis pertains to the planning, designing, testing, implementation, and evaluation of network and data communications systems. Students are provided a hands-on collaborative learning curriculum based on industry led criteria. The program fosters the acquisition of systems-thinking and research skills necessary within a dynamic technical environment.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

  • Provide students with a comprehensive background in Network Systems and Data Communications procedures and techniques.
  • Show students how to properly conduct research for recommending network and data communications hardware and software solutions.
  • Provide the skill sets to analyze, design, test, and evaluate network systems.
  • Assist graduates in obtaining entry-level positions in Network Systems and Data Communications Analysis and related fields.
  • Develop the students’ ability to communicate effectively and think critically.

Prerequisites for Major Courses


Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Network Systems and Data Communications, students must earn 143.0 semester credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Lower Division Network Systems and Data Communication Major Courses ( 51.0 credit hours )
Service/Support PC Systems I 4.0 credit hours
Service/Support PC Systems II 4.0 credit hours
Supporting Client Operating Systems 4.0 credit hours
Essentials of Networking 4.0 credit hours
Managing/Maintaining Server Op Sys 4.0 credit hours
Principles of Information Security 4.0 credit hours
Multi-User Operating Systems 4.0 credit hours
Application Support 4.0 credit hours
Implementing Directory Services 4.0 credit hours
Internetworking Technologies 4.0 credit hours
Implementing a Network Infrastructure 4.0 credit hours
Web Systems 4.0 credit hours
Accounting Principles I 3.0 credit hours

Lower Division General Education Courses ( 32.0 credit hours )

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Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

Upper Division Network Systems and Data Communication Major Courses ( 48.0 credit hours )
SQL Server Administration 3.0 credit hours
Designing a Virtual Infrastructure 3.0 credit hours
Web Server Administration 3.0 credit hours
Enterprise Planning & Optimization 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Linux Administration 3.0 credit hours
Systems Analysis 3.0 credit hours
Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing 3.0 credit hours
Database Management Systems 3.0 credit hours
Ethical Hacking 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Routing Technology 3.0 credit hours
Project Management 3.0 credit hours
Information Technology Management 3.0 credit hours
Implementing a Messaging Infrastructure 3.0 credit hours
IP Telephony 3.0 credit hours
Systems Design 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education Courses ( 12.0 credit hours )
Organization and Technology of Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Professional Writing 3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking 3.0 credit hours

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