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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, Human Factors Concentration, M.S.

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Human Factors Psychology is the application of principles and techniques of psychology to real-world problems. In Human Factors Psychology (HFP), principles and methods associated with Cognitive Psychology are applied to the human-machine interface to improve the usability and effectiveness of the interface. The Human Factors Psychology Concentration is designed to focus on Human Factors and Ergonomics to provide students with a well-rounded foundation in psychology, the user-centered design process, and the methods used to evaluate human-machine interfaces. Students will obtain basic competency in perception, cognition, and information processing systems as well as the skills to apply this knowledge to the design of the human-machine interface. The Human Factors Psychology program is accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Practicum and research experiences will be provided in laboratory and industrial settings. All students will complete a major research project prior to graduation. The concentration includes a course sequence that prepares the student to take the exam to become a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) or Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP).

For more information about applying for this concentration, please contact Dr. Nicholas Kelling at kelling@uhcl.edu.

Degree Requirements

Core Psychology Courses (12 hours)

Core Psychology Courses

Students must take at least two of the following three Psychology classes. For PSYC 5532 , the following may be substituted: SOCI 5532 

Additional Information

PSYC 5932  must be taken for two semesters.

Human Factors Psychology Elective (3 hours)

Three additional hours are selected from Psychology or other relevant disciplines with the approval of the academic adviser. These hours are designed to provide a specific disciplinary focus within Human Factors Psychology.

Master’s Option

Choose ONE of the following options.

Additional Information

PSYC 6739 , PSYC 6939 : prerequisite PSYC 6439 

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