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Kansas Wesleyan University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Network Management and System Administration major prepares students for careers in computer networking or system administration and related fields. Students are exposed to various aspects of network hardware and software maintenance and monitoring, configuring and supporting a local area network (LAN) and a wide area network (WAN).

Why pursue Computer Studies at KWU? Great mentoring faculty and exciting majors!

Because of the small class sizes at Kansas Wesleyan, the Computer Studies faculty are able to work closely with the students and can provide their attention and assistance when it is needed. The Department of Computer Studies at Kansas Wesleyan University will provide the student with an understanding of computers and their place in today’s society, while fostering an ethical and professional attitude.

The Student Technology Assistants Program and internships with leading industries are exciting opportunities for the students.

This program is offered:

  • On Campus

What can I do with this degree?

A Network Management and System Administration degree can prepare you for a variety of positions in this lucrative field.

A computer and information systems manager is responsible for administration and implementation of information technology in the workplace. A computer systems analyst makes sure the proper software and hardware is selected, implement the necessary components and complete tests to ensure everything is running properly. A network and computer system administrator is responsible for Internet systems and ensuring that local area networks and wide area networks are up and running efficiently. A computer network architect designs small and large networks and ensures they are secure.

 

REU Opportunities

There are opportunities for KWU students to pursue a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at a major research university, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Laura Nivens ’17, from Junction City, KS, made the transition from being a Music major to Computer Studies, where she has drawn praise from faculty. She did her summer 2015 REU at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, AR, in the field of Cybersecurity. Her research team worked on a type of database security that combines two methods, encryption and information hiding, to allow users to search encrypted data without having to first decrypt the sensitive information and risk possible theft of the exposed data.

Cole Loewer ’17, from Burden, KS, was accepted to a summer 2015 Smart Spaces REU at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. For his faculty-mentored project, he and his research partner worked in the area of augmented reality using the Leap Motion Controller to create a first-person-view adventure game controlled by hand motions, such as swiping to look around, pointing to move forward or slicing to chop down a tree. They then had other the REU students do comparative testing of the game against one operated with a standard mouse and keyboard.

Program Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Annie Hoekman, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Studies, or call (785) 833-4441.