Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science

BS in Communication Networks and Security


NOTE: The B.S. in Communication Networks and Security can no longer be declared. It is being replaced with a B.S. in Cybersecurity.

This new major grows out of the enormous importance of network computing and the major challenges to security that these networks pose. Students examine the architecture, properties, management, and performance of both wired and wireless networks, including how to keep them reliable and secure. Students gain the talents and skills necessary for success in today’s organizations according to current industry practices: planning, designing, implementing, and administering voice and data communication networks; assessing and implementing the communication and security requirements of an organization in the form of a secure communication infrastructure; and functioning as an effective member of a network and security services division in an organization.

The Department of Labor projects a 57% (106,000) increase in the demand for network systems and data communications analysts and a 37% increase (94,000) in Network and computer systems administrators over a 10 years period.