Human-Computer Interaction Program

A mixture of computer science and psychology the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) program grows students to fit into a developing market.  Students who complete the degree would be qualified to be user interface (UI) engineers, user experience (UX) designers, and web designers.

The program is built to shape students in such a way that they understand the psychology needed to help users interact with computers and can work on the computing systems as well.  The dual approach allows graduates multiple options in employment and helps them better understand the world (both humans and machines) around them.

There are several computing degrees available at HSU. Use this flowchart to investigate routes that are a good match for you.

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Majors

  • Human Computer Interaction (B.A.)
  • Human Computer Interaction (B.B.S.)
  • Human Computer Interaction (B.S.H.S.)

Minors

  • Human Computer Interaction (B.A., B.B.S.)

Why study Human-Computer Interaction at HSU?

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Diverse Experiences

Our students in the Human-Computer Interaction program get to enjoy both the Computer Science students and parties, as was getting to know other students in the Psychology department.

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Have it Both Ways

Our program develops students who can both write code and communicate with people effectively. It's a great option for programmers who are more extroverted.

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High Income

According to Paysa, the median annual salary for an HCI Engineer is approximately $80,000.

Program Details

Required Courses

  • CSCI 1320 Program Design I
  • CSCI 2320 Program Design II
  • CSCI 3333 User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX)
  • CSCI 3350 Web Technologies I
  • CSCI 4355 Senior Project
  • CSCI upper-level credits, 3 hours
  • PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 3308 Introduction to Research Methods
  • PSYC 3330 Statistics for the social sciences
  • Or PSYC 3309 Advanced Research
  • PSYC 4099 Psychology of Technology
  • PSYC upper-level credits, 6 hours

All HSU students are eligible for the program.

According to Paysa, the median annual salary for an HCI Engineer is approximately $80,000.