Programs and Degrees
The information technology discipline meets the needs of users within an organizational and societal context through the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies.
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
Student Success Factors
Successful students in the minor in information technology are passionate about meeting the needs of people and organizations and about computing devices. Information technology is a hands-on, skill-based field and successful students are those who enjoy spending time learning and applying different solutions and practicing new techniques and technologies.
The IT minor empowers students in non-IT majors to successfully use and apply computing technologies to their field.
Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.
The IT minor is open to all undergraduate students at the University of Cincinnati with a GPA of 2.0 or above. In the current economy and state of our society, information technology plays an important role in the transformation of all types of organizations and individuals. Students from all disciplines will be highly empowered and prepared to enter their career field with this minor.
The IT minor requires 18 credit hours of information technology courses (six semester courses). Courses for the IT minor can be chosen to provide breadth of understanding or depth of knowledge and skills in one or more of the five areas of IT: networking/systems, software application development, digital media, databases and web developments. For example, a student interested in a breadth of knowledge may take 1000 or 2000 level courses covering the fundamentals of all these areas. However, a student desiring an-in-depth skill in one of the area may focus on 2000, 3000 or 4000 level classes in one or two of the areas.
Due to the broad nature of the disciplines in the university, the IT minor is designed to be customized to fit the knowledge and career goals of the student. One student may be interested in general understanding of IT, so they would take Implications of IT, Information Security & Privacy, Human Computer Interaction, System Analysis & Design and Management in IT. Another student may be interested in developing skills in mobile application development, so they would take Basic iPhone Development, Computer Programming I and II, Mobile Application Development and Database Management I. And a third student, interested in computer security, might take Computer Programming I, Info Security & Privacy, Implications of IT, Network Security and Computer Forensics. There are unlimited possibilities to customize the minor in information technology to build on a student's existing knowledge and support their career goals and interests.
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Curriculum Guide Versions:
- Information Technology Minor Core Requirements
- IT1050, Fundamentals of Information Technology, 3
- IT Electives
- IT1001C, Computer Applications, TI, 3
- IT1003C, Securing Your Digital Life, TI, 3
- IT1004C, Digital Storytelling with Alice, 3
- IT1010C, Creating Animations with Flash, 3
- IT1040C, Website Creation and Management, 3
- IT1045C, Basics of iPhone Development, 3
- IT1051C, Fundamentals of Digital Media, 3
- IT1080C, Computer Networking, 3
- IT1081C, System Administration, 3
- IT1090C, Computer Programming I, 3
- IT2010C, Digital Image Management, 3
- IT2020, Implications of Information Technology, SE, TI, 3
- IT2021, Human Computer Interaction, 3
- IT2030C, Information Security and Assurance, TI, 3
- IT2035C, Network Infrastructure Management, 3
- IT2040C, Fundamentals of Web Development, 3
- IT2045C, Computer Programming II, 3
- IT2060C, Database Management I, 3
- IT3010C, Digital Video Management, 3
- IT3020, System Analysis & Design, 3
- IT3036C, Enterprise Systems Administration, 3
- IT3037C, Cloud Computing, 3
- IT3045C, Contemporary Programming , 3
- IT3046C, Client-Side Web Programming, 3
- IT3047C, Web Server Application Development, 3
- IT3048C, Mobile Device Programming, 3
- IT3060C, Database Management II, 3
- IT4015C, Applied Business Intelligence , 3
- IT4020, Management in Information Technology, 3
- IT4035C, Network Security, 3
- IT4036C, Computer and Network Forensics, 3
- IT4037C, Special Topics in Networking/Systems, 3
- IT4045C, Enterprise Application Development, 3
- IT4047C, Special Topics in Software Application Development, 3
- IT6005, Independent Study in IT, 1 - 6
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
The information technology minor requires small number of classes (6) but offers great value to students in all majors. Courses are hands-on and enable students to gain a great skill set that is in high demand. Courses are available during the day, evening and online. Students can gain broad skills in information technology in general or in-depth skills in one or more specific areas such as mobile application development (iPhone and Android), Web application development, software application (Java, .NET), network security, computer forensics, network system administration, and cloud computing, among many others.
This program is open to students in good academic standing with a cumulative university grade point average of 2.0 and the desire to succeed. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study. Interested students should meet with a UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Student Services staff member for appropriate advising. Please note: In order to obtain this certificate, 50 percent or more of the required coursework must be taken from the UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. Application materials for the certificate/minor program can be located at:
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.