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"An opportunity like this never would have come available to me if I had not taken the program in the Sault College/LSSU International Division," Hornblower said. "My employer was very impressed with the fact that I not only had a degree in computer networking, but the hands-on knowledge, as well. This is the main reason that I was hired."

Andrea Hornblower, '06
Network Administrator
Brac Informatics Centre,
Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Kimberly Muller
Kimberly Muller
Department Chair
Office: CAS 206F
Phone: (906) 635-2170
Fax: (906) 635-6663

Ms. Colleen Barr
Academic Assistant

School of Mathematics and Computer Science


If you are pursuing a college degree in mathematics, you are well on your way to one of the best jobs in America today. Mathematician, actuary, and statistician rank as the top three occupations in the country, according to an article published in Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal.

“This is great news for our math majors,” says Lake Superior State University professor Thomas Boger, who heads up the School of Mathematics and Computer Science. “Over the years, our mathematics alumni have shared their success stories with us. This study further confirms that we are preparing students for satisfying careers.”

Computer Science

Career projection outlooks have stated that computer networking professionals will be in high demand for many years to come. Strangely enough, there are very few U.S. universities and colleges that offer a 4-year degree in computer networking, especially one that provides students with hands-on experience with a variety of hardware and software.

"In addition to the computer networking degree, employers in the networking field today are looking for industry certifications, hands-on training, and work experience," says Mark Terwilliger, professor in computer science. "The LSSU Computer Networking degree provides all of those things."

Many of the courses in the computer networking curriculum help prepare students for the industry-standard certifications that employers are looking for. These include certifications such as Cisco, CompTIA, Novell, and Microsoft. The degree also requires a full year internship or co-operative as a capstone experience.

Recent graduates from the program have been finding jobs in a variety of settings. The degree is intended to prepare students for work as a network administrator, web analyst/designer/programmer, system administrator, or help desk/support specialist.



Research & IT Placement War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Robert G. Smith

The first component of this project involved research. The manager of the hospital IT department had a variety of topics that need to be looked into in order to keep compliant with HIPPA. Some of the areas researched were cloud storage and computation, full disk encryption (both managed and unmanaged), thin clients and VMware Viewer implementations. The second component was aiding the staff of the IT department in mission-critical activities. Computers would be setup with software, updates, and user accounts, printers would be deployed, and equipment decommissioned.

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