Bachelor of Science Information Technology—Network Administration
Please note: As part of our continuous program development and improvement process, which ensures our degree programs meet the latest needs of the industry, WGU is no longer enrolling new students in this program. Instead, we recommend you explore our new B.S. Cloud and Systems Administration program.
Our computer networking degree for network server administrators will propel you to career success. The B.S. in Information Technology—Network Administration will prepare you with the cutting-edge network server administration skills that employers demand as well as eight recognized industry certifications including your Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA). You will become an effective, marketable network server administrator.
Who the Program is For:
- Established Network Administrators who need a bachelor’s degree and additional certifications to advance their network server administration careers.
- Individuals who wish to become network server administrators and need the training and credentials to open doors.
- Individuals who have completed some college coursework or have applicable work experience.
- Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.
This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how this program works.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
We developed our online network administration program with significant input from experts and business leaders who serve on our Information Technology Program Council. You’ll become an expert in all areas of study required to earn your Bachelor of Science in Information Technology—Network Administration.
The program requires a total of 122 competency units (CUs), our equivalent to the traditional credit hour. Many students who begin their program have some IT experience, and students who have taken college courses or received a degree from another university may be able to transfer credits, significantly shortening the time to graduation. A personal evaluation of your transcripts from prior colleges will be needed to determine whether you will be able to clear any degree requirements.
Key Subject Areas
These courses add to your credentials:
Information Technology Fundamentals
Network and Security
Scripting and Programming
Network Security Challenges
Business of IT
Network Design and Management
Core Subject Areas
These general education assessments may be cleared through transfer credit:
Introduction to Communication
Introduction to Geography
Integrated Physical Sciences
Natural Science Lab
Intermediate and College Algebra
Critical Thinking and Logic
Introduction to Humanities
What You'll Earn
This program incorporates several industry recognized IT certifications as part of your degree program. You will study for and complete the following certification exams (which are all included in your tuition—a huge cost savings for you):
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012
- Microsoft Certified Professional, Specialist
- CompTIA Linux+
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA Project+
- CIW Site Development Associate
Note: Your IT certifications may waive some degree requirements. Click here to see which IT certifications may transfer to WGU.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology—Network Administration program also requires the successful completion of a capstone project. Your capstone project is something to be proud of – it's the culmination of all your hard work. Your final project allows you to take what you've learned and apply it to a real-world situation, proposing a solution to an actual issue you face in your place of business. Go ahead; show everyone what you can do!