Undergraduate Admissions
Computer Networking students working with servers.

Computer Network and System Administration

As a CNSA major, you’ll learn to build and troubleshoot computer networks and manage massive databases effectively and securely. You’ll graduate ready to work in one of today’s most challenging and exciting careers: computer network design and security. Focus your studies on computer/network security, technical operations management, or network engineering.

Customize your degree with:

Focus areas available in

  • Network and systems administration
  • Network and systems engineering
  • Systems and network security
  • Technical operations management
  • VoIP engineering

Minors available in

  • Data Acquisition and Industrial Control
  • Surveying

Take courses like:

  • Network Security Engineering
  • New Technologies Seminar
  • Project Management
  • Database Management

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Providing infrastructure and IT services for real clients in the ITOxygen Enterprise
  • Playing hack-and-defend “capture the flag” in class; create your own secure network, then try to hack your classmates’ networks as they try to hack yours
  • Networking, both with computers and for yourself, in the Association of Information Technology Professionals

Get a job like:

  • Chief security officer (CSO)
  • Network engineer
  • Application developer
  • Director of enterprise business systems

Work for companies like:

  • Cerner Medical
  • IBM
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • NASA
  • US Department of Defense

Learn more about computer network and system administration at Michigan Tech!