B.S in Information Technology

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,
  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. www.abet.org

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 majors must complete the following coursework in Information Technology, Mathematics, Science and English (all courses are 4 credits unless indicated otherwise):

Information Technology Courses:

One of the following two-course sequences:
CS 415, Introduction to Computer Science I, and CS 416, Introduction to Computer Science II; or CS 414, From Problems to Algorithms, and CS 417, From Programs to Computer Science; or CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming, and CS 417, From Programs to Computer Science

CS 400, Introduction to Computing (1 cr)

IT 403, Introduction to Internet Technologies

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/System Administration

IT 666, Computer Security

IT 699, Internship (1 cr)

IT electives: 3

Choose 3 courses from the following list of currently offered IT 6xx and IT 7xx electives:

  • IT 604 Server-Side Web Development
  • IT 605 Client-Side Web Development
  • IT 612 Scripting Languages
  • IT 704 Advanced Web Development
  • IT 780 Topics in Information Technology

IT 775, Database Technology

IT 705, Project Management for Information Technology

IT 710, Senior Project (senior capstone experience)

Mathematics courses:

MATH 425, Calculus I

MATH 539, Statistics

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

Science 3: any Discovery Science course (Has to be BIOL if Science 1 and 2 were not BIOL)

ENGL 502, Technical Writing

Discovery requirements not already covered by required courses

Second Discipline courses:(see below for details)

Four courses in one of the following areas: Business Management, Justice Studies, Health Management and Policy

Second Discipline

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.

Information Technology majors must maintain an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in all required information technology, computer science, mathematics courses in order to graduate. If at the end of any semester, including the first, a student’s cumulative grade-point average in these courses falls below 2.0, the student may not be allowed to continue as a IT major.

The following courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better: IT 403, CS 410, CS 414, CS 415, CS 416, CS 417, IT 502, and IT 505. 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 2.0 or better in all courses taken at the University.

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.