Computer networking is the backbone of the information age. It includes systems we use every day, such as the internet, text messaging, and watching TV. The main goal is to send a message from one point to another without losing or changing the message.
Professionals in the field design and manage networks. They keep up with technology trends and adapt networks to meet current needs.
The Computer Networking major studies the theory and application of cutting-edge technology. We also cover policy issues dealing with data, image, video, and voice delivery. Understanding these policies is essential when designing and managing networks.
Point of Pride
The School of Information Technology’s mentoring program pairs students with alumni working out in the field. Nearly 80 students participate in the program.
Why study Computer Networking?
Studying Computer Networking at Illinois State leads to many career options. Our graduates are competitive in the job market. Many hold leadership positions at networking companies and Fortune 500 corporations.
This major is full of hands-on learning experiences. You'll set up wired and wireless networks and implement other cutting-edge network technologies, like software-defined networking. You also get the opportunity to oversee and secure critical networks.
Come see campus and meet with campus representatives either in person or virtually. Optional chances to meet with academic department, honors, and financial aid.