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
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Durham, NH 03824

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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, with one required course and two courses selected from four different sequence options. The Cognate will appear on each student’s transcript.

Required Course:

IT 403Introduction to Internet Technologies4

Choose one of the following two-course sequences:

Sequence one:
CS 415Introduction to Computer Science I4
CS 416Introduction to Computer Science II4
or IT 505 Database Programming
Sequence two:
CS 414From Problems to Algorithms to Programs4
CS 417From Programs to Computer Science4
or IT 505 Database Programming
Sequence three:
CS 410PIntroduction to Scientific Programming/Python0 or 4
or CS 410C Introduction to Scientific Programming/C
CS 417From Programs to Computer Science4
or IT 505 Database Programming
CS 405Introduction to Applications Programming4
IT 505Database Programming4

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