Learn to Keep Networks Running Safely with Our B.S. in Information Systems – Data Networking Degree
Become a vital part of an organization’s success by learning how to keep the communication systems working efficiently. Most organizations rely on networks to transmit valuable business data. If those systems go down, it can cause the information flow at a company to cease. Through our Bachelor of Science in Information Systems – Data Networking, you can learn to be the one responsible for keeping these systems operational.
Data networks need frequent upgrades and monitoring to ensure that they can handle the data being transmitted securely and efficiently. Our B.S. in IS – Data Networking can give you the skills you need to secure, repair, and upgrade these systems and maintain the data networks integrity.
Our experienced professors, grounded in their Christian faith, will prepare you for a rewarding and lucrative career working with business, government, and nonprofit organizations. They will give you the training that will allow you to make a positive impact on businesses by deploying efficient and secure data networks and managing corporate information systems.
Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems – Data Networking?
To meet the growing need for professionals in the cyber field, we have developed the Center for Cyber Excellence as part of the School of Business. Here you will find a wealth of information about security in the digital age. The main aim of this center is focused on cybersecurity, but as a data networking bachelor’s degree student, you can discover ways to help protect and defend information systems. In addition, as part of this degree, you will have access to our information technology labs and our network and data center.
Our faculty have worked for homeland security and other government organizations in defense of our nation and its corporate data. They bring with them years of wisdom gained in working for both government organizations and private businesses.
Another way you can make the most of your degree is through our Business Internship Program. As one of the largest Christian universities in the nation, we have the resources to help you find an internship with companies and government organizations all around the country. With programs like our New York City and Washington fellowships, you can gain hands-on experience that will carry over into your professional life by giving you the chance to use your classroom knowledge in real-life applications.
What Will You Learn in Our B.S. in Information Systems – Data Networking Program?
Liberty University’s B.S. in Information Systems will give you the foundational knowledge you need to be successful in corporate data networking. You will receive hands-on practice in setting up and operating networks as you learn how to protect these networks from attacks.
Throughout this degree, you will progress into advanced studies of network communication systems and a thorough examination of current technologies and the web applications that are required to manage them. By the time you are finished with your studies, you will have completed requirements for several professional certifications or certain information systems courses such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam and the CompTIA A+.
Download and review our B.S. in Information Systems – Data Networking Degree Completion Plan.
CSIS 331 – Networks
Building on the foundational knowledge of the 330 course, this is a study in corporate data networking. This course primarily focuses on switched networks (wired and wireless) with hands-on work on setting up and operating a switched network. Routed networks fundamentals and concepts will be introduced to prepare students for careers in networks operations and the follow-on advanced networks class.
CSIS 335 – Network Security
A study of the control of unwanted intrusions into, use of, or damage to a business’ computer network. This course will cover elements that prevent unwanted activities in an efficient and cost-effective manner. This study will start with a focus on the business challenges, and threats network professionals face in their day-to-day operations. It explores the nature and intent of hackers and defines preventative measures such as Intrusion Detection Systems, firewalls, and virtual private networks.
CSIS 430 – Advanced Networking and Communication Systems
This course focuses on routed data networks and the implementation of previously learned business data communications and switched networks concepts, principles and strategies to build a complete data communications network. This course is an in-depth study of technologies and equipment in modern communication networks. The TCP/IP stack and Cisco (or comparable) networking equipment are used to explore methodologies for designing, configuring, and maintaining communication networks.
CSIS 410 – Web Enterprise Technologies
Provides students with thorough knowledge of current technologies and best practices for developing database driven dynamic websites including database and client-side programming.
Highlights of Our Bachelor’s in Information Systems Degree Program
- There is a possibility of pursuing multiple areas of study due to the allowable electives within your degree.
- The School of Business has its own 78,000 square foot building, with state-of-the-art computer labs, student and faculty meeting areas and modern classrooms outfitted with the latest technology. We also have information technology labs and a networking and data center.
- Our School of Business offers Liberty’s Center for Cyber Excellence, where you can gain the critical skills you need to help protect and defend information systems from attack.
- Like Liberty’s entire faculty, our business and information systems professors care about the success and outcomes of each student.
- You will have the opportunity to train and graduate with a variety of certificates such as Microsoft, SAP, and Cisco.
Our Information Systems – Data Networking Bachelor’s Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Our B.S. in Information Systems – Data Networking Graduates
- Systems Engineer
- Database Analyst
- Data Communications Analyst
- Technical Support Analyst
- Network Engineer
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.