Computer Programming (Cognate)

Computer Programming (Cognate)
Computer Programming Cognate

Why pursue a cognate in computer programming?

Want to learn the fundamentals of computer programming and be recognized for it while pursuing a different major? The computer programming cognate is designed for you. A coherent short curriculum gives you a foundation to participate in programming activities as applicable to your technical area. You’ll receive an introduction to internet technologies, then take two courses selected from four different sequence options. Whether you major in the sciences, social sciences, education, liberal arts, business or health-related fields, the computer programming cognate will expand your marketable skills.

Why pursue your cognate in computer programming at UNH?

The computer programming cognate will allow you to acquire skills beyond just basic programming language, and you’ll receive recognition of your work on your transcript. You’ll have access to the UNH Inter Operability Lab, where you’ll work alongside top tech companies to test their equipment before it hits the marketplace. Many of UNH’s student organizations are a natural fit for those with an interest in computer science, such as the Cyber Security Club, the Linux Club, and Wildcat Women in Computer Science. Plus, the Programming Assistance Center offers walk-in support and tutoring.

Potential career areas

  • Accounting
  • Business consultation
  • Database administration
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Product development management
  • Sociology
  • Web development

Curriculum & Requirements

The Cognate in Programming is designed so that students who wish to go beyond an introductory computer programming course are able to meet the challenges that technology imposes.

This cognate is for UNH students who are interested in acquiring skills beyond just a basic programming language. This cognate would be an alternative to students who are not going to pursue a minor in Computer Science or Information Technology but still want to have the opportunity to partake a coherent, if short, curriculum that gives them a foundation to participate in programming activities as applicable to their technical areas.

The cognate consists of  three courses in total (12 credits), with one required course and two courses selected from the options below. The Cognate will appear on the student’s transcript.

Required Course
IT 403Introduction to Internet Technologies4
Select one of the following options:8
Option A:
CS 415
Introduction to Computer Science I
CS 416
Introduction to Computer Science II
or IT 505
Integrative Programming
Option B:
CS 410P
Introduction to Scientific Programming/Python
or CS 410C
Introduction to Scientific Programming/C
CS 417
From Programs to Computer Science
or IT 505
Integrative Programming
Total Credits12

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