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College of Engineering & Information Sciences

Network and Communications Management Degree Program


Nearly every business depends on smooth-running communications networks. So the need for professionals that know how to design, implement, secure, and manage them is everywhere. Earn your bachelor's degree in Network and Communications Management (NCM) from DeVry University, and you'll become skilled in ethernet-enabled voice-operated IP systems, security firewalls, and next-generation network administration. With new positions opening up and older NCM workers retiring, networking promises to be a growing career field in North America for years to come.

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Network and Communications Management (In New York, degree is Bachelor of Professional Studies in Network and Communications Management.)

Graduation Requirements: 8 full-time semesters, 124 credit hours

Flexible Study: Take your classes at a DeVry campus location, through a mix of online and on campus classes via our online degree programs. Each term you can choose the mix of classes that helps you balance personal priorities and keeps you moving toward your goals. Please note that program and course availability varies by location. Learn more about DeVry's Network and Communications Management degree program online.

Two Specialized Tracks: Cisco Networking Fundamentals and Networking Fundamentals (availability varies by location)

Learn more about how your bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University can be applied in a variety of fields and lead to career success. Request more information.

Related Programs: Consider related network- and systems-based specializations as part of DeVry University's bachelor's degree program in Computer Information Systems:

Bachelor's in Network and Communications Management

Career Coursework


Focusing on applying concepts and skills to real-world situations, DeVry's Network and Communications Management curriculum may include these career-enhancing courses:


  • Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications Examining various signals and their transmission in the network, this Network and Communications Management course covers codes and numbering systems, data transmissions methods, basic point-to-point networks, error detection and correction, and Internet access technologies. 
  • Converged Networks Focused on the foundations for current and emerging networks that deliver voice, data, and video/imaging through various technologies, this course explores core switching, broadband, edge access, Internet protocol telephony, adding packet capabilities to circuit-switched networks, 3G solutions, presence-enabled communications, and security and troubleshooting.
  • Wireless Technologies and ServicesThis Network and Communications Management course explores wireless technology and how wireless networks operate. Topics include wireless network components, design, security, troubleshooting, and regulation.
  • Advanced Topics in Networking Focusing on emerging and advanced topics in the networking field, this NCM course explores advances in technology and their implications in designing, implementing, securing, and managing networks.
  • Advanced Network Security In this course, students develop advanced skills in identifying network security vulnerabilities, including wireless vulnerabilities; conducting risk assessments; preventing, detecting and responding to intrusions; and providing for business continuity and disaster recovery. 

To learn more about required and elective courses for the Network and Communications Management bachelor's degree program, contact a DeVry University representative or see the undergraduate academic catalog.

Graduate Success

From career-focused programs to our results-driven career services team, our focus is on preparing you for your chosen career. The proof is in the numbers. In 2013, 93% of DeVry University Network and Communication Management graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within six months of graduation at an average salary of $46,733.*

Want to learn more? Request information and a member of our team can help answer your questions.

* Figure based on 2013 graduates self-reporting data to DeVry University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.