Keiser University‘s Bachelors of Science in Network Systems and Data Communications provides a comprehensive program of study, designed to prepare graduates for 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.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University‘s Mission and goals:
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Network Systems and Data Communications, students must earn 120 semester credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
|Lower Division Network Systems and Data Communication Major Courses (24.0 credit hours)|
|Computer Service and Support PC Systems I||3.0 credit hours|
|Computer Service and Support PC Systems II||3.0 credit hours|
|Supporting Client Operating Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Essentials of Networking||3.0 credit hours|
|Managing/Maintaining Server Op Sys||3.0 credit hours|
|Principles of Information Security||3.0 credit hours|
|Multi-User Operating Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Internetworking Technologies||3.0 credit hours|
Lower Division Network Systems and Data Communication Concentration Courses (12.0 credit hours) – Select one concentration
|Programming for Technology Professionals||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Database Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Implementing Directory Services||3.0 credit hours|
|Implementing a Network Infrastructure||3.0 credit hours|
|Java Programming I||3.0 credit hours|
|Java Programming II||3.0 credit hours|
|C++ Programming I||3.0 credit hours|
|C++ Programming II||3.0 credit hours|
|Programming for Technology Professionals||3.0 credit hours|
|Social, Economic, and Policy Aspects of Cybersecurity||3.0 credit hours|
|Human Aspects of Cybersecurity||3.0 credit hours|
|Cybersecurity Ethics||3.0 credit hours|
|Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)|
|3.0 credits from any Behavioral or Social Science courses offered by Keiser University|
|Communication (3.0 credit hours)|
|Speech||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|English (6.0 credit hours)|
|English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition II||3.0 credit hours|
|Economics (6.0 credit hours)|
|Microeconomics||3.0 credit hours|
|Macroeconomics||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)|
|College Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)|
|6.0 credits from any Natural Science courses offered by Keiser University|
|Upper Division Network Systems and Data Communication Major Courses (39.0 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|
|Upper Division General Education Courses (9.0 credit hours)|
|Intermediate Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|6.0 credits from any upper 3000/4000 general education courses offered by Keiser University|
Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.
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