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Network Administration

UA South's small campus atmosphere offers students the advantage of individualized instruction and support while also providing access to the resources of one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Network Administration offers students the opportunity to pursue careers 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.

Courses include Cisco Networking, wireless networking, IA/computer security, cloud computing, ethics, budgeting and technical writing. Students leave the program with expanded technical skills as well as the soft skills needed for career progression.

Network Administration is offered in the following locations: Sierra Vista, Pima County, Mesa, Pinal County

The Network Administration program requires a supplemental program application in addition to admission to The University of Arizona. The minimum entrance requirements include:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in your most recent 60 units
  • AAS degree or employment background in Network Administration or IT field
  • Resume
  • Goal Statement

If you do not have an AAS in Networking or other IT experience, some of the following courses at Pima College, Cochise College, or Central Arizona College, or similar courses at other institutions, are advised to be completed before applying for admission:

  • Pima: CIS 119, 134, 170, 171, 172, 173
  • Cochise: CIS 150, 160, 232, 236, 238, 266
  • Central Arizona College: CIS 121, 130, 152, 153

Please review the program application and contact us if you have any questions about the transferability of your credits, your admissibility to the program, or the application process. For full application instructions, please visit

UA South maintains a variety of tools to help you plan your education. We include them here for your reference. To make a personalized plan for your UA South education, contact us!

In addition to Foundations, General Education, and your Major coursework, Bachelor of Applied Science programs share a common core of six courses designed to meet employer needs and strengthen your academic skills:

ENGV 308

Technical Writing

BASV 314

Or BASV 376

Mathematics for Applied Science

Or Mathematics for Applied Technology

BASV 316

Introduction to Methods of Analysis

BASV 319

Ethics in the Public and Private Sector

Critical Thinking

ENGV 306: Advanced Composition

Or ENGV 380: Literary Analysis

Or GPSV 301: American Political Ideas

Or HSTV 301: Introduction to the Study of History

Or INFV 320: Computational Thinking and Doing

Or PSYV 489: History and Systems of Psychology

Capstone Experience

Senior Capstone in Major Field

UA Degree Search provides an overview of the Network Administration major, four year plans, transfer pathways, and career opportunities.

Transfer Pathway Agreements guide students who are earning specific community college degrees. AZ Transfer Pathways allow students to complete an Associate’s of Applied Science degree at any Arizona community college and transfer seamlessly into the Bachelor of Applied Science degree at The University of Arizona South. Specifically, UA South has partnership agreements with Arizona Western College, Central Arizona College, Cochise College, Maricopa Community College District, and Pima Community College. Students can also transfer from other institutions and should contact an academic advisor to find out how!

All prospective students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor for an unofficial evaluation of their transfer credit, including military credits, to ensure the timely and cost efficient progress towards their Bachelor’s degree.

Academic Advisement Reports are the official degree audits for UA students once they have been admitted into their chosen major. The Network Administration report contains lists of applicable classes to be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Current UA students can access their personalized Advisement Report in UAccess Student Center under the Academics menu.

UAccess Student Center

Please contact an Academic Advisor if you are interested in this program.
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Minor Offered: No
Program Type: Bachelor of Applied Science
Program Career Level: Undergraduate Degree
Locations Offered: Sierra Vista, Pima County, Mesa, Pinal County

Sandra Moore

Program Director, Network Administration

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