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Curriculum Information Guide

Computer Networking Minor

Dr. Richard Vogel, Acting Chair
Computer Systems Dept.
School of Business


The requirements for a minor in Computer Networking will meet all the requirements of a minor as stated in the College Catalog.

About Academic Minors

Farmingdale State College students are invited to enhance their studies with an "Academic Minor." A minor is a cluster of thematically related courses drawn from one or more departments. In addition to department based minors (e.g. computer programming & info systems), interdisciplinary minors are also available (e.g. legal studies).

Academic minors are approved by the College-Wide Curriculum Committee and the Provost. Students must make application for an academic minor through the department offering the minor in conjunction with the Registrar's Office Specific course work must be determined in consultation with a faculty member in the department offering the minor. A statement of successful completion of the academic minor will appear on the student's transcript at the time of graduation.

  • A minor is considered to be an optional supplement to a student's major program of study.
  • Completion of a minor is not a graduation requirement and is subject to the availability of the courses selected. However, if the requirements for a minor are not completed prior to certification of graduation in the major, it will be assumed that the minor has been dropped. Consequently, the student will only be certified for graduation in their primary major.
  • Only students in 4 year baccalaureate programs can apply for a minor.
  • A minor should consist of 15 to 21 credits, with the exception of the Chemistry and Air Force ROTC minors which require 22 credits.
  • At least 12 credits must be in courses at the 200 level or higher.
  • At least 9 credits must be residency credits.
  • Specific requirements for each minor are determined by the department granting the minor. Each minor and criteria are described in the Academic Minors Information Guide.
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in their minor. Some minors may require a higher GPA.
  • Students are prohibited from declaring a minor in the same discipline as their major (e.g. one cannot combine an applied math minor with an applied math major). Academic minors may not apply to all curricula.
  • Students are permitted to double-count minor courses with liberal arts courses, general education courses and free electives but can only double-count up to 6 credits of required major coursework toward the minor.
  • Students are only permitted to take more than one minor with appropriate written approval of their Department Chair or School Dean.
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Fall 2018- Subject to Revision
BCS 120 Fundamentals of Programming I 3
BCS 208 Introduction to Networks 3
BCS 209 Routing and Switching Essentials 3
BCS 320 Scaling Networks 3
BCS 321 Connecting Networks 3

BCS 200 Level or Higher Elective- To be determined in consultation with the Department Chair

When it is deemed necessary, substitutions may be made at the discretion of the department chair.

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.