Information Technology Bachelor's Degree

Prepare for some of today's most challenging and exciting careers in computer network design, administration, and security with a Michigan Tech Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, formerly the Bachelor of Science in Computer Network and System Administration (CNSA). Michigan Tech Information Technology graduates are in high demand, they command excellent starting salaries and work for major employers.

As an Internet Technology major, you'll have loads of opportunities for hands-on learning, lab practice, and co-op and internship experiences. You'll develop robust skills in teamwork, communication, troubleshooting, and critical thinking.


Computer Network and System Administration is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria.

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Co-Ops and Internships

As an Information Technology student, you'll have direct access to highly competitive cooperative education (co-op) and internship opportunities. These work experiences will give you foundational industry experience in many technical and non-technical areas in the field. When you graduate, you'll be well-prepared with the portfolio of skills that today's employers are seeking.

Recent Applied Computing Internships and Co-Ops

  • Alliance Laundry Systems
  • Boise Cascade
  • C Jackson Electric and Automat
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • CCI Systems, Inc
  • Consistacom, Inc.
  • Cooper Power Systems
  • CSX Transportation
  • Doosan
  • DTE Energy
  • Enterforce
  • Expera
  • Extreme Engineering Solutions
  • GE Aviation
  • General Motors
  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Co
  • Hitachi Global Storage Tech
  • Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
  • Los Alamos Nat'l Lab
  • Mass Electric Construction Co.
  • Material Handling Services, LL
  • Mercury Marine
  • Michigan Consolidated Gas Co
  • Michigan Tech
  • MTU Systems Admin Svcs
  • Nemak
  • NewPage Corporation
  • Northern Star Industries
  • Nucor Steel
  • Packaging Corp. of America
  • Parr Instrument Co.
  • REMC#1
  • Sentry Insurance A Mutual Comp
  • Systems Control
  • Toyota
  • USG Interiors, Inc.
  • Wausau Paper
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Great salary. 100% Job Placement.

Nationally, employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to have average  2% growth from 2022 to 2032 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The mean entry-level salary is $56,451 (Payscale) with a mean annual wage of $100,580 (BLS) and the top 10 percent making $148,710 (BLS).  100% of Michigan Tech CNSA graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation.

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  • Figures from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), dated May 2023.

CNSA grads land these great positions.

  • 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

And these are some of their employers.

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

I really like how invested the professors are in the classes. You end up developing great relationships with them.

Adam Fulton, CNSA
Adam Fulton
Computer Network and System Administration major

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about studying computer network and system administration at Michigan's flagship technological university.

Enterprise, Only at Michigan Tech

In their final year, Bachelor of Science majors complete either a Senior Design Project or an Enterprise project. Michigan Tech Enterprises are student-run business teams providing end-to-end original product development through real-world experiences in engineering design, team building, and project management. Senior Design and Enterprise teams work closely with a faculty advisor. Students in majors across campus participate in Enterprise program teams. College of Computing-affiliated Enterprise programs include Husky Game Development, HIDE, and IT Oxygen.

  • Students in the Husky Game Development Enterprise design and develop games for business, education, and fun. Earn credit, gain experience, and build your resume, all while creating quality software that will attract and satisfy industry sponsors. Who says you can’t work and play?
  • Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE) students design, develop, and evaluate human-centered computer interfaces to make daily work more efficient and easier to manage. 
  • IT Oxygen Enterprise students—from numerous majors—provide Information Technology help to both student organizations and businesses, working on real projects for real companies that foster skills in development, problem-solving, and business.
"What I love most about CNSA is definitely the professors who really know what the industry needs in today's society as far as the technology that is emerging right now."Michael Dabish '22

Computing[MTU] — The future needs you.

Try to imagine a world without computers everywhere. Computing, connectivity, and artificial intelligence have become critically ingrained in nearly every aspect of modern life. This is the world that needs the College of Computing.

Founded in 2019, the College of Computing is one of the first colleges in the nation—and the only college in Michigan—to focus solely on computing.  Digital transformation has morphed every discipline into a computing discipline, and industries like manufacturing, criminal justice, marketing, and health care are all being reinvented by digital technologies. The College of Computing is making sure that today's and tomorrow's employers have the computing talent they need to thrive in this brave new world.

Supercharge your future.

Meet the demands of a technology-driven society at a flagship public research university powered by science, technology, engineering, and math. Graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to succeed in tomorrow's high-tech world.

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

Zach Heimer, CNSA
Zach Heimer
Student, Computer Network and System Administration