The integration of computers, technology, and the Internet into our daily lives has changed the way we live. Professionals must be ready for the challenge of keeping systems and programs running smoothly while keeping an eye on future technological advancements. Those interested in entering this ever-changing, fast-paced field can pursue the bachelor of science degree in information technology (IT). The program objectives are to educate, challenge, and train our diverse student body for a world of technology that is constantly changing.
- UNH's information technology program provides a different focus from our computer science program, concentrating on the hands-on aspects of applications development and web design, or network administration.
- Students graduate with a solid understanding of both practical and conceptual information technologies and a firm sense of the ins and outs of computer hardware, software, and human/computer interface design issues.
Students must select advanced courses from one of two tracks: web and database development or network administration and security.
- A student also must complete a specialization in another discipline. Suggested areas include criminal justice, management, graphic design or computer science.
- To keep abreast of advancing technology, new courses are developed often.
- Upon completion of the program, every student should be able to design effective and usable IT-based solutions and integrate them into a user's environment.
- Graduates are able to communicate technical material in clearly written English.
Areas of application include web page design and development, database administration and maintenance, and network development and administration. A typical initial job title might be web developer, network technician, applications developer, biomedical computing technician, or network security technician. With several years of job experience, the title might be website administrator, network administrator, database administrator, or security manager.
The network administration and security track prepares students for the master of science programs in national security, network systems and computer science.