Human-Computer Interaction Degree

Phones and computers are becoming more and more ingrained in our personal and professional lives. That’s why there’s an unprecedented demand for skilled engineers and designers who can bridge the digital divide between people and computers.

Earning a human-computer interaction degree from Hardin-Simmons University is one of the best ways to enter this exciting and quickly growing field. With a balanced combination of psychology, art, and computer science, you’ll be prepared for rewarding human-computer interaction jobs such as user interface (UI) engineer, user experience (UX) designer, or web designer, among many other possible career paths.

What Is Human-Computer Interaction?

Human-computer interaction combines computer science, art, and cognitive science to study the design of computer technology and how humans interact with it. While it may sound like UX design on the surface, human-computer interaction specialists tend to be more academically focused, concentrating on scientific research and developing empirical understandings of humans (users).

Program Contact

Dr. Terry Sergeant- Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Terry Sergeant

Professor of Computer Science

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Why Earn Your Human-Computer Interaction Degree at Hardin-Simmons?

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Community Building

Unwind every semester and spend time with other computing degree students during our human-computer interaction degree program parties. Carve pumpkins and watch MST3K in the Fall. Spring’s party includes pizza and highly competitive rounds of 9-square. You’ll also get to attend parties in the psychology department, giving you even more chances to meet peers and make lasting connections.

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Supportive and Experienced HCI Program Faculty

Thanks to small class sizes, you’re more than just a name at HSU. Our upper-level courses often have about 10 students. This means that you can build stronger relationships with your peers and receive academic attention and support from our highly experienced faculty members with a wide range of computing degrees and credentials.

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Become a Well-Rounded Engineer

A CSCI degree can make you a great software engineer. A degree in psychology can make you a great communicator and listener. An art degree can make you a great designer. But a human-computer interaction degree can make you all these things and more. Organizations are increasingly looking for well-rounded employees who can feel as comfortable behind a desk as they do in a board meeting or talking with clients. Graduating with an HCI degree from Hardin-Simmons University will provide you with more career opportunities and help you excel in the job market.

What Can You Do With a Human-Computer Interaction Degree?

With skills in computer science, psychology, and art, you’ll be well-positioned for a wide variety of careers in diverse and exciting industries. Our human-computer interaction degree builds a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that can help you excel in a master’s program as well. HCI program students often supplement their major studies with a minor in cybersecurity to improve their job prospects in the security field.

On top of the professional fulfillment you’ll get from working with computers and people, you’ll also benefit from the high demand for human-computer interaction jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for web developers and digital designers is predicted to grow by 13 percent in the next decade, much faster than the average for other occupational fields.

Jobs for HCI Program Graduates

  • Front-end designer
  • Product manager
  • User experience designer
  • Software engineer
  • Accessibility Engineer

Program Details

Hardin-Simmons University is committed to offering an affordable and high-quality educational experience for every HCI program student.

Learn more about financial assistance for undergraduate human-computer interaction degree students.

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