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Applied Science: Network Administration Emphasis

Bachelor of Applied Science

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The Bachelors of Applied Science Degree in Network Administration is for students seeking a career in Network Administration, System Administration, Network Engineering, IT Management or Network Technology. The degree serves students who have earned an Applied Associates Degree, or those who have working experience in a related field. Classes are a mix of face to face, online, lab-intensive and hybrid instruction methods. Topics covered include Cisco Networking, wireless networking, IA/computer security, telephony, ethics, budgeting, supervising work teams, research, statistics and technical writing, ensuring that you leave the program ready to work in the field.

Major Details

College: University of Arizona South
Admissions Requirements:

As a 2+2 program partnering with community colleges and offering the second two years of the degree program only, this major has additional admission criteria. Please see the UA South website for more information.

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • UA Pinal
  • UA Pima
  • UA Sierra Vista

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
4th Semester
Student needs 60 completed units to begin BAS sequence 60
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
Second Language 4
Community College Math 3
5th Semester
ENGV 308 3
BASV 314 3
NETV 371 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
6th Semester
BASV 319 3
BASV 316 3
LDRV 302 3
NETV 373, 378, 379 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
NETV 404 3
NETV 372 3
NETV 374 3
Critical Thinking 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
NETV 375 3
NETV 498 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge of network security, network administration, telephony and switching technologies, routing and WAN, supervision, and budgeting and financial management, gained from a major in Network Administration, provides graduates a solid career foundation. Graduates are well prepared to work in network administration, network security, and computer operational support. Some of the job titles listed below may require an advanced degree.    

Potential Career Areas

  • Consulting and advising
  • Network management and planning
  • Data processing and maintenance
  • Network security and analysis
  • Information technology support and maintenance
  • Internet transactions

Sample Employers

  • Online business companies
  • Computer and internet service providers
  • Information technology consulting firms
  • Universities and colleges
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Corporations and government agencies
  • Public, special, and academic libraries

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Systems Administrator $44,330 - $72,560
Computer Systems Analyst $49,950 - $79,680
Computer Network Architect $52,580 - $91,000
Computer Systems Engineer/Architect $64,620 - $104,250
Network Administrator/Network Engineer $44,330 - $72,560
Computer User Support Specialist $34,930 - $59,090
Internet Consultant $35,000 - $60,000
Computer Operator $22,820 - $38,870
Help Desk Analyst $34,930 - $59,090
Internet Service Provider Manager $44,330 - $81,080
Internet Security Specialist $50,430 - $81,080
Web Security Manager $60,000 - $114,847
Computer Trainer $32,190 - $56,850
Internet Transaction Specialist $55,770 - $87,429
Help Desk Representative $34,930 - $59,090
Information Technician $37,204 - $79,590