Information Technology (Cognate)

Information Technology (Cognate)
Information Technology Cognate

Why pursue a cognate in information technology?

The information technology cognate is designed for students in other majors who wish to get a firm foundation in computing and information technology. The curriculum is rooted in fundamentals, and you will have the option to choose courses from areas including: computer applications, web, computing/programming, and statistics. Whether your major is in the sciences, social sciences, business, liberal arts, education or pre-law, you can benefit from the specific skills and technical knowledge provided by this cognate.

Why pursue your cognate in information technology at UNH?

The information technology cognate allows students who are interested in acquiring computing and information technology skills to receive recognition of their work on their 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 Cybersecurity Club, the Linux Club, and Wildcat Women in Computer Science. Plus, the Programming Assistance Center offers walk-in support and tutoring.

Potential career areas

  • Business management
  • Database administration
  • Desktop support
  • Marketing analysis
  • Technology law
  • Web development

Curriculum & Requirements

The Toolbox Cognate in Information Technology is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills required by essentially any job today.

With introductory level options, including courses from outside the department,the cognate is of value to students who wish to get a firm foundation in areas related to computing and information technology. The cognate also gives students considering study of Information Technology or Computer Science an opportunity to sample abroad range of courses in the field.

The Cognate will appear on each student’s transcript.

The cognate consists of three courses with no more than two courses to be taken from the same category (some courses may have pre-requisites).

Computer Applications
CS #401Computers and Their Applications4
IT 403Introduction to Internet Technologies4
IT 502Intermediate Web Design4
CS 405Introduction to Applications Programming4
CS 410CIntroduction to Scientific Programming/C4
or CS 410P Introduction to Scientific Programming/Python
MATH 445Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB4
IT 505Integrative Programming4
IT 520Computer Architecture4
MATH 439Statistical Discovery for Everyone4
MATH 539Introduction to Statistical Analysis4

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