With roots in computing, psychology, and design, RIT’s human-centered computing degree examines how people use technology and the ways computing systems can become 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
UX Designer; Product Designer; UI Developer; Software Developer; Technology Development Programmer; Web and Systems Programmer
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
Bose Corporation; Crestron Electronics; Dick's Sporting Goods; EagleDream Technologies; Enel X; IBM; Innovia Colabs; Intuit; JPMorgan Chase; Language Intelligence; LenelS2; Liberty Mutual Insurance; Markley Group; New York Film Academy; Panorama Education; PNC Financial Services; Retail Business Services; Rochester Regional Health; SusArc; Target
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What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart.
Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your computing co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your computing knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.
Students in the human-centered computing degree are required to complete two blocks of cooperative education experience.
Creative Industry Day
RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education hosts Creative Industry Day, which connects students majoring in art, design, film and animation, photography, and select computing majors with companies, organizations, creative agencies, design firms, and more. You'll be able to network with company representatives and interview directly for open co-op and permanent employment positions.