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When I came to Michigan Tech as a first-year, I was undecided about my major. I started out in the School of Business, . . .

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Computer Network and System Administration—BS

Computer Network and System Administration, or CNSA, will prepare you to work in one of the most challenging and exciting careers today: computer network design and security. Our graduates are in high demand and work in all sectors of the economy including health, insurance, manufacturing, government, and retail.

As a CNSA major, you will learn to build and troubleshoot computer networks and manage massive databases effectively and securely.

You can tailor your program to fit your interests:

  • computer/network security
  • technical operations management
  • network engineering

By the time you graduate, you will be well prepared to earn the security, network, VoIP, and Linux certifications that employers are looking for.

Of our 24 core classes, 20 have a lab component, so you can fully master the course concepts. To make that easier, all our labs are open 24/7.

Learn More About the CNSA Degree Program

Learn More About the CNSA Degree Program

Jobs held by CNSA graduates

  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Chief Security Officer (CSO)
  • Security Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Voice over IP (VoIP) Engineer
  • E-commerce Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Senior Interface Developer
  • Network Administrator

Some employers of CNSA graduates

  • Progressive Insurance
  • IBM
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • NASA
  • Target
  • Cerner Medical
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • 3M
  • Harley Davidson
  • Ford Motor Company