Information technology is concerned primarily with the application of existing computing technologies to the information needs of organizations and individual computer users. The IT program aims to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions in Information Technology upon graduation and grow into leadership positions in the field. Potential careers include network administrator, database developer, system administrator, and webmaster.

The broad objectives for B.S. in Information Technology graduates are:

  1. apply the full range of core IT concepts and techniques to fill the IT needs of an organization and be prepared to assume leadership roles and other advanced responsibilities,

  2. confront new problems effectively and anticipate the changing directions of technology,

  3. communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders as well as function appropriately in a team environment,

  4. navigate within the complex relationships between IT and larger organizational goals, and

  5. understand the pervasive and changing role of computing technology in global society, and participate responsibly as both IT professional and citizen.

For information on student outcomes click here.

The B.S. in Information Technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. Phone: (410) 347-7700.

Information Technology majors must maintain an overall grade-point average (GPA) of 2.00 or better in all required major courses in order to graduate. If at the end of any semester, including the first, a student's cumulative GPA in these courses falls below 2.00, the student may not be allowed to continue as an IT major. The following courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better in order to meet IT major requirements: IT 403, CS415, CS 416, IT 502, IT 505, IT 520.

If a student wishing to transfer into the Information Technology major has any coursework that is applicable to the major, the grades in those courses must satisfy the minimum grade requirements for the B.S. degree in Information Technology. The student must have an overall grade-point average of 2.00 or better in all courses taken at UNH.

B.S. in Information Technology requirements:

Information Technology courses:

CS 400, Introduction to Computing (1 cr)

IT 403, Introduction to Internet Technologies

CS 415, Introduction to Computer Science I

CS 416, Introduction to Computer Science II

CS 501, Professional Ethics and Communication in Technology Related Fields

IT 502, Intermediate Web Design

IT 505, Database Programming

IT 520, Computer Architecture

IT 609, Network/Systems Administration

IT 666, Computer Security

IT 699, Internship (1 cr)

IT 6.., IT elective 1

IT 6.., IT elective 2

IT 7.., IT elective 3

IT 705, Project Management for Information Technology

IT 709, Introduction to the Senior Project (senior capstone experience) (1 cr)

IT 710, Senior Project (senior capstone experience) (3 cr)

IT 775, Database Technology

Mathematics courses:

MATH 425, Calculus I

MATH 539, Introduction to Statistical Analysis

Other courses:

Science 1 and 2: (two-course sequence): BIOL 411-412 or CHEM 403-404 or ESCI 401-402 or ESCI 409-402 or PHYS 401-402

ENGL 502, Technical Writing

Second Discipline (see below for details)

In addition, by the end of the sophomore year, each student must choose a Second Discipline – a particular domain outside of IT to which the student’s IT skills can be applied. Second Disciplines (typically four courses) have been defined by the CS department in such areas as Business Administration, Health Management and Policy and Justice Studies. If a student is interested in an area that is not currently defined, the option of a student-designed Second Discipline is also available.

As a guide to course selection students may use either of the following sets of guidelines:

For a description of the IT 699 Internship click here.