The Bachelor of Science degree program in Networking and
Telecommunications in the College of Professional Studies supports
the goals of St. John’s University, and is thereby committed to
academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom—which flows from free
inquiry, religious values and human experience. The program mission
is to prepare undergraduates for productive careers in industry,
academia, and government by providing an outstanding environment
for teaching and learning, both theory and applications, in the
fields of telecommunications and networking. Students who
complete this program will be ready to enter the workforce as
qualified telecommunications and networking professionals, and will
be able to continue to build upon their knowledge and skills
throughout their careers.
The program will prepare graduates
Demonstrate knowledge of the basic
concepts which serve as the foundation for all communications
- Demonstrate knowledge of the physical and logical principles
that determine how data networks, and various telephonic and
communications systems work.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history, theory, terminology, and
nomenclature of telecommunications systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the basic protocols and processes
employed in telecommunications and networking.
- Explain and discuss the workings of the fundamental
technologies that underlie all data and communications
- Compare and contrast the essential communications technologies
and explain how they work.
Demonstrate the analytical skills
necessary to apply the basic concepts and principles of
telecommunications and networking to the solution of practical
problems within a technical environment.
- Analyze organizational networking and telecommunications
- Identify and select communications technologies to address
- Apply selected communications technologies to organizational or
- Describe the integration of multiple technologies in addressing
- Demonstrate an understanding of industry-standard best
practices in working with communications technologies.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills required
in a technical environment.
Demonstrate the knowledge, experience, and
values needed to become lifelong learners, and will be prepared,
upon graduation, either to enter the job market or to continue on
to further study in the fields of telecommunications or
- Demonstrate the skills required to obtain employment working
with communications technologies.
- Demonstrate a sufficient background knowledge base to serve as
a foundation for continued graduate studies.
Demonstrate proficiency in a second,
complementary area of academic strength by mastering a
telecommunications-related option within the main program. (Not
required for the degree)
- Apply mathematical knowledge to the solution of problems in a
- Define and distinguish the central mathematical models of
- Describe their role in the development of computability
- Demonstrate knowledge of the basic elements of business
administration—accounting, business law, management and
- Utilize computer systems to solve problems in a business
Computer Security Systems Option:
- Identify the major threats to computer systems and
- Formulate and implement solutions to prevent a cyber
- Demonstrate knowledge of the central legal and ethical issues
involved in computer security.
Cyber Forensics Option:
- Delineate the fundamental concepts of computer and network
- Describe and distinguish the main techniques for the management
of digital evidence.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical issues involved
in cyber-crime investigation
Media Graphics Option:
- Demonstrate proficiency in applying computer science and
graphic design principles to visual communication problems
- Develop video, television, and motion picture graphics,
animation, and special effects.
Corporate Security Option:
- Describe and evaluate the effectiveness of the main types of
investigation and protection organizations, departments and
- Apply legal concepts to private and public protection
- Identify and discuss the major constraints imposed by the law
upon security and public safety operations and personnel.