The undergraduate concentration in Human Factors and Applied Cognition is open to any major but may be of particular interest to students who are planning to attend graduate school in human factors and applied cognition, engineering, or a design related field. Students take courses aimed at promoting an understanding of matching the functionality of the technology to the user interface and human capabilities. Students who are considering careers in any area of human factors including, human-computer interaction, usability, design, human performance assessment, accident investigation, or safety would benefit from this concentration.
Students who successfully complete the Psychology Department Honors Program (PSYC 490, 491, and 492) with an honors thesis/project focused on a human factors or applied cognition topic may, with approval of their thesis committees and the associate chair for undergraduate studies, substitute their honors work for one course in the concentration.
Students must earn a Minimum GPA of 2.00 in all coursework applied to the concentration.
Specific requirements for the concentration are listed below: