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2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Network Engineering Technology, BS

About the Program

The world operates on the back of computers - networks of computers. Whether it is wired or wireless, information must be able to travel the network securely, efficiently and accurately. The network engineering technology major provides the necessary background about hardware and software needs to solve networking problems.

Network Engineering Technology Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (60 credits)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (60 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements

15 Credits

Spring 1st Year

15 Credits

16 Credits

16 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

16 Credits

14 Credits

Fall 4th Year

14 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • CNIT 31500 - Systems Programming
  • Information Technology Selective 12 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Information Technology Selective 12 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Selective 15 - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Behavioral/Social Sciences Foundational Selective 11 - Credit Hours: 3.00 *

14 Credits


*Fulfills University Core

  1. Students must earn a C- or better in all CNIT courses that are a prerequisite to another CNIT course
  2. 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  3. 2.0 Graduation GPA in all CNIT courses required for Bachelor of Science degree
  5. Courses with the ♦ are essential for the CIT degree critical path to graduation
  6. Co-Curricular Requirements include: Professional IT Experience & Globalization requirement

Degree Requirements

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CIT Supplemental Information

All prerequisites Must Be Met

Accounting Selective

3Accounting Selective

Economics Selective

4Economics Selective

Professional Writing Selective

8Professional Writing Selective

Information Technology Selective (6 credits)

12Information Technology Selective

Any non-required 30000 level or higher CNIT course or EPCS: participation in EPICS requires CIT faculty approval; CGT courses 30000 level or higher. At least three credit hours must be CNIT courses.

Interdisciplinary Selectives (7 credits)

15Interdisciplinary Selectives

Any University recognized non-computing minor with at least 7 credits or an approved set of related courses in which Information Technology can be applied.

Globalization Requirement

18Globalization Requirement (Complete one of the following options)

  • Complete any university-sponsored study abroad program lasting at least 7 days*
  • Complete an internship or approved international research project that involves at least 7 days of international travel*
  • Provide documentation of having lived/traveled outside home country for at least 15 days after a student’s 12th birthday*

* The above options require a three page reflection paper on what you learned from your experience - submit to

  • Earn credit in Level I and II courses (6 credit hours) in any one foreign language
  • Earn six credit hours in foreign culture study:

AGEC 34000 International Economic Development

AGR 20100 Communication Across Cultures

ANTH 20500 Human Cultural Diversity

ANTH 21200 Culture, Food and Health

ANTH 23000 Gender Across Cultures

ANTH 34000 Global Perspectives on Health

ANTH 37900 Native American Culture

ARAB 28000 Arabic Culture

CLCS 18100 Classical World Civilizations

COM 30400 Intercultural Communications

HIST 24300 South Asian History and Civilizations

HIST 24500: Introduction to the Middle East History and Culture

HIST 250 US Relations with the Middle East & N. Africa

HIST 30000 Eve of Destruction: Global Crises and World Organization in the 20th Century

HIST 33400 Sci & Tech in West Civilization II

HIST 34000: Modern China

HIST 34400: History of Modern Japan

HTM 37200: Global Tourism Geography

POL 23100 Intro to US Foreign Policy

POL 23500 Rich and Poor Nations

POL 23700 Modern Weapons & International Relations

POL 32700 Green Global Politics

POL 34500 West European Democracies in the Post-Industrial Era

SOC 33800 Global Social Movements

SOC 33900 Introduction to the Sociology of Developing Nations

TECH 33000 Technology and the Global Society

WGSS 38000: Gender and Multiculturalism

Professional IT Experience Requirement

17Professional IT Experience Requirement

  • Professional IT internship (six week minimum duration)
  • 240 hours of IT employment
  • 240 hours of documented volunteer IT work
  • Service Learning Courses (EPCS, CNIT 39000 or equivalent) with responsibility for an IT component (3 credit hours minimum)
  • * A three page reflection paper on what you learned from your experience is required for all options - submit to

Critical Course

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