With its roots in computing, psychology, and design, this human computer interaction degree examines how people use technology and the ways in which computing systems can be more intuitive.
Program facilities equipment
Over 300 computers for student use distributed among several labs, including active-learning labs for course instruction in programming, interface design, and application development. Computers include Mac OSX, Windows 10, Windows Server, and Linux available to all students. Students have class in or access to the Usability Testing Lab and the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research Lab.
Program job titles reported
Usability Analyst; User Experience Designer; Human Factors Engineer; Usability Specialist; Web Designer; Interaction Designer; Information Architect
Program significant points
- Faculty have many years of industry experience that provide a unique approach to learning and practical skill application to real-world solutions.
- According to the National Science Foundation, Human-Centered Computing (HCC) is a rapidly evolving area that is frequently redefined by cutting edge research.
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that jobs for computer network architects may grow 9% for the decade of 2014-2024
Select program hiring partners
BWW Media Group, Capital One, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Crestron Electronics, EagleDream Technologies, Enel X, GE, IBM, LSI Solutions, M&T Bank, Oracle, PNC Financial Services, Qualtrics, Rochester Regional Health
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||20.00%|
Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.
Students in the human-centered computing degree are required to complete two blocks of cooperative education experience.