Studying Computer Networking at Regis

The Computer Networking (CN) degree prepares students for a career in data networking emphasizing the analysis, architecture, design, security architecture and administration of networks and network technologies. The CN course and laboratory work provide students the means to achieve recognized mastery of computer information technology concepts and their application to real-world business problems. Students will learn critical information security issues such as hackers, viruses and other acts of cyber-vandalism and the important role network and computer systems administrators play to protect data.
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B.S. Computer Networking

Computer Networking Degree Overview

The emphasis of the bachelor's degree in Computer Networking (CN) is computer networks and data communication. This ABET accredited program (the first ABET accredited CN online program in the nation) provides students with an outstanding undergraduate experience and valuable skills to advance their professional career. The foundational course work provides students with knowledge of computer systems, design, management and maintenance of computer networking systems including LAN, WAN, mobile and enterprise networks. The upper division course work provides students with the required in-depth knowledge of enterprise networks and cybersecurity allowing students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in the computer networking and information technology field. Regis University has been offering the Computer Networking (CN) major since 1998.

Both on-campus and online courses are offered. The online format allows students to log in anytime, day or night to complete weekly assignments. Each class lasts 8 weeks allowing students to progress quickly. No campus visits are required for online students.

Application Deadline: Regis University's CN program has a rolling admission deadline so it’s never too late to apply. The required CN curriculum can be completed in approximately 24-36 months, depending on the pace at which the student choose to take courses.

Next Step: Call us and we’ll help you apply and get started step by step.

A Leader in Information Technology Education

Regis University’s College of Computer & Information Sciences' Computer Networking degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, a prestigious nonprofit accreditation body.

A Faster Path to Success Through Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

Technology students have the opportunity to work on a B.S. in Computer Networking degree in tandem with one of the Master of Science degree programs within our College of Computer & Information Sciences.* Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 and learn how you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

*Excluding the M.S. in Software Engineering & Database Technologies degree

Student Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  2. Analyze a problem and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate a network system, process, or component to meet desired needs.
  4. Identifies, collaborates effectively, and shares information with team members to set and meet team performance goals.
  5. Understand professional, ethical, legal, and social issues and responsibilities relevant to the computer networking domain.
  6. Communicate with organization stakeholders using effective communication, project management, and decision-making skills.
  7. Analyze the local and global impact of information and networking technology on individuals, organizations, and society.
  8. Apply information and networking technology knowledge using current tools, techniques and skills to organizational systems.
  9. Apply mathematical fundamentals, algorithmic principals, networking theory, and contemporary design principals to the modeling, design, and operation of organizational networks and IT systems.

Graduate & Enrollment Numbers

    2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
    Graduates by academic year 12 11 13
    Enrollment by academic year 173 154 142

    Total Computer Networking Degree Requirements: 128 credit hours

    Combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees: 152 credit hours
    Undergraduate core requirements: 45 credit hours
    Foundational course requirements: 30 credit hours
    Upper division course requirements: 30 credit hours
    Optional minor: 12 credit hours
    General electives: 11 credit hours (if minor is completed); 23 credit hours (if minor is not completed)

    Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

    Program Requirements

    General Undergraduate Core Requirements (45 credit hours)

    Oral Communication Skills (3 credit hours): COM 210, COM 211
    English Composition (3 credit hours): EN 203
    Advanced Oral or Written Communication (3 credit hours): COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475
    Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours)
    Required Course:  HU 366
    Literature/Humanities Elective (3 credit hours) Any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437)
    Global Issues (6 credit hours): COM 400, COM 412, CR 466, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 446, SO 469F, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 450, RC 458, RC 459

    Social Sciences (6 credit hours): CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406 and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses

    Mathematics (3 credit hours): MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, all 300-400 level MT courses 
    Natural Sciences (3 credit hours): SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, all CN, CIS or CS courses 
    Philosophy (6 credit hours): All PL courses
    Religious Studies (6 credit hours): All RC, all RS courses 
    Foundational Courses (30 credit hours)
    CIS 318 Ethics for the Information Technology Professional
    CIS 325 System Analysis and Design
    CN 311 Systems Architecture
    CN 316 Networking Infrastructure
    CN 321 Broadband and Wireless Fundamentals
    CS 208 Computer Science Fundamentals
    CS 361 Control Structures
    CS 362 Data Structures
    CS 372 Advanced Programming and Algorithms
    MT 320 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

    Upper Division Major Requirements (30 credit hours)

    CN 400 Enterprise Networking
    CN 410 Voice and Video Networks
    CN 460 Fundamentals of E-Security I
    CN 461 Fundamentals of E-Security II
    CN 478 Management of Enterprise Networks
    CN 493 Senior Capstone
    CS 430 Operating Systems

    Upper Division Electives (9 credit hours)
    Take 3 classes (9 credit hours) from the following:

    CIS 448 Information Technology Project Management
    CN 412  SIP and VoIP Laboratory 
    CN 444  Wireless Networks 
    CN 462  Ethical Hacking and Defense 
    CN 463  Cyber Crime and IT Compliance 
    CS 434  Object-Oriented Programming Using Java 
    CS 465  UNIX Operating Systems 

    Optional Minor

    0-12 credit hours

    General Electives (11-23 credit hours)

    If a minor is completed: 11 credit hours 
    If a minor is not completed: 23 credit hours 
    TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 128 credit hours

    Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

    To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

    How to Apply

    Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.

    Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

    Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

    Applicants seeking a bachelor's degree from the College of Computer & Information Sciences must possess:

    • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
    • Transferable credit from a regionally accredited college or university AND
    • Evidence of work experience

    Applicants who do not meet each of these requirements may submit a letter of exception to the Assistant Dean of the school in which the applicant seeks to enroll. The letter should describe the applicant's goals and substantiate his/her ability to be successful at Regis University. Download guidelines for work experience admission appeal.

    Application Process:

    1. Complete the online undergraduate application
    2. Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
    3. Complete the personal statement essay. A short personal statement is required to be considered for admission. Download a copy of the personal statement guidelines.
    4. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of application. If not received, course registrations will be suspended.
    5. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

    Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.
    Apply a minimum of 14 days before the start of classes to ensure optimal course selection.

    Non Degree-Seeking Applicants Submit the Following:

    • Complete the online non-degree application
    • Pay the $50.00 application fee
    • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Provide evidence of work experience
    • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

    Class Starts

    Term Class Start Date
    Spring 5W3 - 2015 March 16, 2015
    Summer 8W1 - 2015 May 4, 2015
    Summer 5W1 - 2015 May 4, 2015
    Summer 5W2 - 2015 June 8, 2015
    Summer 8W2 - 2015 June 29, 2015
    Summer 5W3 - 2015 July 13, 2015
    Fall 8W1 - 2015 August 24, 2015
    Fall 5W1 - 2015 August 24, 2015
    Fall 5W2 - 2015 September 28, 2015
    Fall 8W2 - 2015 October 19, 2015
    Fall 5W3 - 2015 November 2, 2015
    Spring 8W1 - 2016 January 11, 2016
    Spring 5W1 - 2016 January 11, 2016


    2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

    Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
    Classroom $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50
    Online $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50

    Directed study costs $460 per credit hour.

    Please note: Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.