System Administration (Minor)

The Minor in Systems Administration lays a groundwork during which students will learn about installation, configuring, upkeep, activation of accounts, security controls, installation and configuration of routers and switchers, monitoring of network performance, and troubleshooting among multi-user computers such as servers and large-scale systems to the deployment of the cloud and the use of virtualization.

Minors may be combined with a major from another program, and consist of at least five courses (a minimum of 15 semester hours).

The Minor in Systems Administration provides a coherent set of ideas, concepts, and educational experiences in a variety of areas, so students may find that the minor will enhance potential for professional development and can prepare students to enter the Master of Information Technology and Management program.

Program Overview

The Minor in Systems Administration lays a groundwork during which students will learn about a variety of roles when working with multi-user computers such as servers and large-scale systems to the deployment of the cloud and the use of virtualization.

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate with a Minor in System Administration may be prepared to accept positions within the industry, including:

  • Systems administrator
  • Information technology systems specialist
  • Information system specialist
  • Network systems administration
  • Systems engineer manager
  • Data systems designer

Students who wish to pursue a minor must consult with advisers in their respective major departments. Please note that not all minors are applicable to all majors. Previous coursework or experience in technology is helpful but not required.