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Online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Networking

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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40 bachelor's courses
11 weeks long
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$ 1525
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Online program
Earn your degree on your terms.
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Transfer courses
Get credits for classes taken – up to 28 classes maximum.
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No-cost gen eds
Eligibility rules apply.

Why earn a degree in networking from Strayer?

When networks go down, businesses lose money, productivity and even customer trust. Help keep companies from crashing by supporting and securing computer networks. This bachelor’s program can help you understand how to monitor and manage computer networks’ vital signs.

Summer classes start July 1

What does a BS in Information Technology, Networking involve?

Get trained with advanced skills to deftly solve networking challenges, from developing network security designs to handling server migration plans.

Build your skills in BS in Information Technology, Networking good to have? It depends on what you learn.

  • Learn how to maintain the security of networks.
  • Configure networks to optimize performance and reliability.
  • Design network architecture to meet business needs.

Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.

How long does it take to get a BS in IT degree?

  • There are 40 11-week courses in this program.
  • Overall program length depends on how many courses you take at a time.
  • Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
  • One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
  • The standard requirement for a 4.5 credit hour course is for students to spend 13.5 hours in weekly work, which includes in-classroom and out-of-classroom work regardless of delivery mode. For each week of a quarter, one hour of classroom or online course activity and a minimum of two hours of outside study/preparation time per credit hour are built into the design of each course. Using this formula, Strayer University course design meets applicable regulatory standards. This includes preparation, activities and evaluation over ten weeks for a total of 135 hours of student work.

Accredited online university

Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We’re committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you’re proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.

3 out of 4 Bachelor of Information Technology alumni agree that their Strayer degree was a worthwhile investment.

Strayer Alumni Survey, 2022

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a BS in IT, Networking cost?

The cost of a BS in IT depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does a BS in IT, Networking cost?

The cost of a BS in IT depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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Program cost breakdown

In most cases, the Strayer BS program consists of 40 courses, with the price of $1,525 per course in tuition. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term, and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee. 

Transfer credits

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer to Strayer, which can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. Bachelor’s students can transfer up to 28 classes toward the bachelor’s degree (if approved). Strayer’s transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program. 

Scholarships and financial aid

There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up.

There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.

Save up to $15,250 on your Strayer bachelor’s degree by accessing your general education courses through our affiliate, Sophia.*

*Savings assumes transferring 10 courses taken at Sophia. Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details.

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer to Strayer, which can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. Bachelor’s students can transfer up to 28 classes toward the bachelor’s degree (if approved). Strayer’s transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program. 

More than 500 organizations invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to tuition savings and other educational benefits. If your employer is a corporate partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.

Private loans

Nonfederal loans may pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs. The terms and conditions of federal loans are often more favorable than private loans and should be considered before exploring private loans.

Military tuition assistance

Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about Strayer’s active military assistance program here.

Veteran benefits

In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for eligible military training and life experiences.

IT networking course list

What’s next for information systems and networking? With the Strayer Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Networking degree, you can become one of the people with the answers. Find your path to network innovation with lab-based training and problem-solving skills based on real-world scenarios. View all courses.

What is a minor in college?

A minor is a group of five courses in a select subject area that can add depth to your resume and round out your degree. Pursuing a minor offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a secondary area of interest outside of your major and concentration.

How does a minor work?

Since you can use elective courses to complete a minor, in some cases you may not have to spend extra time or money on additional courses to complete your degree. Keep in mind that courses used to complete your major can’t be applied toward a minor.

Should you get a minor in college?

Getting a minor can help give you professional skills. It demonstrates your forward thinking, self-motivation and organization – all valuable skills in the workplace.

Sample courses

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COM 100 - Communication at Work

Being an effective communicator is an essential skill for any profession. In this course, you will learn the secrets to writing, listening, and speaking with credibility in order to share your voice with the world.

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CIS 498 - Information Technology Capstone

This course is an integrative capstone course for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. The course takes a senior management approach to examine and solve real-world problems and projects. Students will apply project management techniques to create integrative information technology solutions that include databases, systems analysis, security, networking, computer infrastructure, human-computer interaction and web design.

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CIS 332 - Network Server Administration I

This is a lab-based course that helps to prepare students to install, configure, secure and maintain the Windows server environment. Topics include configuring and managing DHCP, DNS, routing and remote access, file and print services. Prerequisite(s): CIS175, CIS225, CIS312 or CIS337.

Certification offering: Certification availability is subject to change.

Course preparation requirements: Course may require that prerequisites are satisfied through completion of a course at Strayer University, transfer credit or review of previous certifications earned. Contact a dean, advisor or coach for additional information.

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CIS 337 - Internetworking Basics

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of networking. Students will learn the skills necessary to install, operate, configure and verify local area networks in a simulated environment. Topics include configuring LAN switches and IP routers, managing network devices, assessing connectivity and access issues, and identifying basic security concerns.

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CIS 357 - Advanced Networking

This course builds on student knowledge of networking fundamentals and teaches them to design and configure wide-area networks (WANs). Students will learn the skills necessary to manage such networks in a simulated environment. Topics will include advanced network design and switching, VLANs, advanced router and network management configuration and network security.

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CIS 401 - Network Server Administration II (Microsoft Track)

This is a lab-based course that prepares students with advanced server administration concepts to plan, deploy, secure, monitor, back up and manage enterprise network server environments. Topics also include storage solutions, high availability, file and printer services and security. You have options: choose this course, or CIS413 Internetworking Switching (Cisco Track).

What can you do with a BS in IT, Networking degree?

Your education can help you pursue your professional and personal goals. While Strayer cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore the potential impact you can have in the IT networking field.

Versatile skills for your future

The networking concentration can provide the skills to help you design and administer LAN and WAN computer networks that meet organizational business and cybersecurity requirements.  

  • Analyze network security breaches to pinpoint how the attack was initiated.
  • Back up data and implement a disaster recovery plan.
  • Collaborate with designers from associated networks to share resources and keep building your network.
  • Design networks at the conceptual, physical and logical level.
  • Identify, troubleshoot and resolve hardware, software and other problems in your network.
  • Manage and maintain configurations for computer networks, computer hardware, systems software and applications software.
  • Monitor network performance metrics and reports to see how efficiently your computer resources are being used.
  • Operate master consoles to evaluate the performance of computer systems and networks and network access and use.
  • Prepare a disaster recovery plan to get IT services up and running quickly after an incident.
  • Recommend network security measures, including firewalls, network security audits or automated security probes.
  • Report data security breaches and communicate security protocols to help prevent a future incident. 
  • Run diagnostics to test your network’s performance and identify any issues.
  • Track and maintain email applications and virus protection software.

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of Strayer bachelor's alumni agree that their Strayer degree gave them the confidence to advance their career.

Alumni Survey 2022

Bachelor’s in IT admission requirements

Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you have to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you need to get started for admission to the university.

A completed application and enrollment agreement, as applicable

A diploma from an approved high school or its equivalent

Official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended

A valid, current and legible government-issued photo ID

Learn more about the admission process at Strayer. Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.

Transferring to Strayer from another university?

Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.

International bachelor's students

We welcome international students.

Campus locations

Come to a campus near you for guidance and support. You’ll have access to helpful resources, a supportive community and plenty of spaces to learn and grow.

Ready to take the next step?

Your admissions officer is here to guide you through every step of the process, from completing your application to choosing your concentration.