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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Computer Networking and Information Technology, B.S.

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         Computer Networking and Information Technology, B.S.: 4-year sequence


The Computer Networkingand Information Technology program prepares graduates for leadership positions in a dynamic environment. Professionals in the field deal with a broad range of business and technical issues. The program emphasizes managerial, technical and science skill courses. The field of information technology requires application of scientific, business and technical principles together with appropriate knowledge, and supports research, marketing, design, and systems that integrate information technology.

Students apply theory to solve real-world problems in an intensive hands-on laboratory environment that is the heart of UW-Stout’s teaching strategy. Emphasis is on areas of information technologies that include voice, data, and video systems.

Technical courses foster the development of understanding in systems creation, design, development, implementation, operations and management. Students take courses that provide the basic knowledge about the technical elements required in building any voice, data, and video network systems. Students completing this program have the opportunity to earn one or more of the following highly respected professional certifications: Cisco CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP, and Microsoft MCSE.

Professional studies provide a solid managerial background while humanities and social science courses introduce students to methods of communications, motivation, and supervising people. Math and physical science courses help in solving technical and economic problems found in business.

Several work experience programs have been developed. Internships, field experience, independent study and cooperative education opportunities are available. You can work for a summer or semester earning college credit as well as a salary, while gaining a personal perspective of the business and technical world of information technologies.

Computer Networking and Information Technology Management graduates advance into administrative and executive areas within an organization. The professional certifications earned give students a substantial competitive advantage when entering the job market.

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Major Studies 80 credits  

Program Requirements

Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)

Three credits must be selected from RES-A.

Global Perspective (6 credits*)

Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad, or 6 credits of global perspective approved courses. 

General Education (40 credits)

Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (12 credits)

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including art history, creative arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, music appreciation, performing arts and philosophy.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.

Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Selective (1 credit)

Courses/credits may be selected from any category to meet the 40-credit requirement.

Major Studies (80 credits)

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