Human Factors/Human-Computer Interaction

Human Factors (HF) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system and the application of theories, principles, data and other methods of design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. We take that as our charge, and note that we are especially concerned with the interaction of humans with computer systems, a domain generally known as Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Our program focuses on cognitive aspects of interaction (e.g., design of displays, procedures, and information) as opposed to physical aspects (e.g., design of keyboards and work stations).

Faculty

Mike Byrne
Patricia DeLucia
Philip Kortum
David Lane
Eduardo Salas

Primary contact: Mike Byrne

Master's Course Requirements

Please visit the Forms page to access the required paperwork to establish candidacy.

Core Courses (both required)
1. PSYC 502 Advanced Psychological Statistics I
2. PSYC 503 Advanced Psychological Statistics II

Four additional required courses
1. PSYC 520 Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
2. PSYC 540 Foundations of Human Factors/ Engineering Psychology
3. PSYC 541 Human Computer Interaction
4. PSYC 609 Methods in Human-Computer Interaction

Course Requirements for Provisional Admission to Master's Candidacy

The following are required before you can defend your master's thesis.
1. The two core courses
2. Two of the four additional courses listed above

Doctoral Course Requirements

Please visit the Forms page to access the required paperwork to establish candidacy.

Core Courses (all required)
1. PSYC 502 Advanced Psychological Statistics I
2. PSYC 503 Advanced Psychological Statistics II
3. PSYC 520 Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
4. PSYC 531 Weekly HF/HCI Research Seminar
5. PSYC 540 Foundations of Human Factors/ Engineering Psychology
6. PSYC 541 Human-Computer Interaction
7. PSYC 609 Methods in Human-Computer Interaction
8. PSYC 660 Professional Issues

Five of the following courses are required
1. PSYC 504 Computer Applications in Psychology (or other approved programming experience)
2. PSYC 522 Information Processing and Attention
3. PSYC 524 Memory
4. PSYC 525 Psycholinguistics
5. PSYC 527 Decision Making/ Problem Solving
6. PSYC 530 Foundations of I/O Psychology
7. PSYC 535 Human Factors/Ergonomics
8. PSYC 543 Computational Modeling
9. PSYC 547 Foundations of Health Psychology
10. PSYC 581 Vision Science
11. PSYC 601 Multivariate Statistics
12. PSYC 602 Psychometrics
13. PSYC 630 Training
14. PSYC 634 Personnel Selection
15. PSYC 640 Topics in HF/HCI (can be repeated for credit)

Admissions