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Networking Systems, Bachelor of Science

St. John's University's Networking Systems major provides a comprehensive education leading to initial careers as a telecommunications analyst, systems analyst, network manager and first-line supervisor. The program offers a a solid preparation for further academic and professional study in network engineering and computer science.

Networking Systems at St. John's University is a professional curriculum built upon a liberal arts core leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.  The Networking Systems major, offered to both day and evening students, is designed to provide both a comprehensive education leading to such initial careers as telecommunications analyst, systems analyst, network manager and first-line supervisor and a solid preparation for further academic and professional study in networking, computer science and decision sciences.  An option is available to enable students to earn the Bachelor of Science in Networking Systems with a minor in business.

Networking Systems
Career opportunities are booming for network security analysts, computer crime investigators, network administrators and network planning analysts.

Networking Systems(Business Option)
Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the technological and administrative issues that shape the growing networking and telecommunications industry.

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Degree Type
Area of Interest
Computing & Technology
Associated Colleges or Schools
Program Location
  • Queens Campus
Required Credit Hours

Department Contact

Richard Scorce

Assistant Chair and Associate Professor


CUS Required Coursework: 6 Credits from the following courses:

CUS1115Computer Programming Fundamentals I3
CUS1116Computer Programming Fundamentals II3

CSS Required Coursework: 6 Credits from:

CSS1005Fundamentals of Cyber Security3
CSS1011Network Security3

DFR Required Coursework: 3 Credits from:

DFR1001Introduction to Digital Forensics3

NET Required Coursework: 6 Credits from:

NET1011Networking Fundamentals3
NET1015Routers and Router Concepts3

NET Elective Coursework: 15 Credits from: NET 1021 or higher, or CSS 1015

NET1021Switching, Design Practice and LAN Design3
NET1025WAN Technologies and WAN Design3
NET1031Wireless Networking3
NET1035Networking Operating Systems3
NET1041Voice Over IP (VoIP)3
NET1051Networking Regulation3
NET1091Networking Internship3
CSS1015Wireless Security3

Free Electives: 15 Credits

18 Credits from the following courses:

MTH1009Calculus I3
MTH1010Calculus II3
MTH1013Probability and Statistics I3
MTH1014Probability and Statistics II3
ECO1001Principles of Economics I3
ECO1002Principles of Economics II3

And 6 Credits in higher level MTH chosen from:

MTH1011Calculus II3
MTH1012Linear Algebra3
MTH1015Numerical Analysis3
MTH1016Software Applications for Mathematics3
MTH1017Mathematical Logic3
MTH1018Differential Equations3

And 3 Credits in Social Science Elective, chosen from any:

BIO Biology3
CHE Chemistry3
PHY Physics3


36 Credits from the following courses:

DNY1000CDiscover New York3
FYW1000CFirst Year Writing3
ENG1100CLiterature in a Global Context3
HIS1000CEmergence of a Global Society3
PHI1000CPhilosophy of the Human Person3
PHI1020 or 2200 seriesPhilosophy3
SCI1000CScientific Inquiry3
SPE1000CPublic Speaking for the College Student3
THE1000CPerspectives on Christianity3
THE1040 SeriesTheology3
THE Any THE Elective3

Modern Foreign Language/Cultural Studies: 6 Credits from:

6 Credits from any second language or:
ART1000CThe Creative Process3
LAC1000CLanguage and Culture3

Additional Information

All St. John's students benefit from the University's many outstanding facilities and resources. Computer laboratories contain sophisticated PC and Mac workstations with a full range of the latest academic software packages.

High-tech classrooms and lecture halls feature sophisticated multimedia equipment. Lounges and quiet study areas enhance the research experience in our 1.7 million-volume University Library. The 127,000-square-foot D’Angelo Center, the new University and Student Center, features high-tech classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks Café, full service food court as well as lounges and study areas.

Students take advantage of St. John’s location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.

Career Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Networking Systems in the Collins 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 to:

Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts which serve as the foundation for all communications networking systems.

  • 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 networks.
  • 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 requirements.
  • Identify and select communications technologies to address organizational requirements.
  • Apply selected communications technologies to organizational or situational requirements.
  • Describe the integration of multiple technologies in addressing organizational solutions.
  • 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 networking.

  • 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)


For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus
[email protected]


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