B.S. in Communication Networks and Security


The B.S. in Communication Networks and Security can no longer be declared. It is being replaced with a B.S. in Cybersecurity.


This new major grows out of the enormous importance of network computing and the major challenges to security that these networks pose. Students examine the architecture, properties, management, and performance of both wired and wireless networks, including how to keep them reliable and secure. Students gain the talents and skills necessary for success in today’s organizations according to current industry practices: planning, designing, implementing and administering voice and data communication networks; assessing and implementing the communication and security requirements of an organization in the form of a secure communication infrastructure; functioning as an effective member of a network and security services division in an organization.

The Department of Labor projects a 57% (106,000) increase in the demand for network systems and data communications analysts and a 37% increase (94,000) in Network and computer systems administrators over a 10 years period.


If you enrolled before Fall 2013 you may use the old Communication Networks and Security B.S. curriculum located here.

Major Requirements (48 Credit Hours)

One of the following must be taken:

One of the following must be taken:

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All of the following must be taken:

Practicum Capstone

Six (6) credits taken from one or more of COMP 390: Broadening Participation in STEM (Computing, Math & Science), COMP 391: Internship in Computer Science, and COMP 398: Independent Study. See registration details in the links for each course. (See also individual degree requirements, which generally permit three additional units beyond the practicum to be counted as an elective, as long as you take no more than 6 units of 391 and no more than 6 units of 398.) Students are encouraged to complete these credits during junior and senior years to draw on prior experience.


18 credits taken from:

Suggested Ordering of Courses

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

  • Electives

  • Practicum