Computer Network and System Administration

Design, Secure, and Manage Computer Networks

The Computer Network and System Administration (CNSA) bachelor's degree prepares you for some of today's most challenging and exciting career areas: computer network design, administration, and security. Michigan Tech graduates are in high demand and command excellent starting salaries.

Zach Heimer

"My favorite thing about the CNSA program is how almost every class has hands-on lab time with real-world equipment."

Zach Heimer, CNSA Student

CNSA Graduates Are Well Prepared

With a BS in CNSA, you'll have skills and qualifications employers want: hands-on learning and labs, co-op and internship experience, and essential skills in teamwork, communication, troubleshooting, and critical thinking.

Build and Troubleshoot Computer Networks

CNSA majors learn to build and troubleshoot computer networks and manage enterprise systems effectively and securely. You can tailor your classwork to fit your interests with three technical emphasis areas:

  • Cybersecurity
  • IT Management
  • Network Engineering
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Intensive Hands-on Labs

The CNSA program incorporates challenging hands-on labs in each of its technical courses. You'll gain experience with the latest technology. All of our labs are open 24/7.

Co-Op, Internships, and Jobs

CNSA students also take advantage of highly competitive cooperative education (co-op) and internship opportunities. These opportunities give students excellent industry experience in technical and non-technical areas related to the field. When you graduate you'll be well prepared with the skills and qualifications today's employers are seeking.