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Psychology and human-computer interaction BA + MA

SUNY Oswego offers dynamic five-year programs, designed for students to earn two degrees over a five-year time frame, so you can save money and time by eliminating a semester compared to pursuing these degrees separately. Students usually decide during their junior year of undergraduate education to continue in the five-year programs, usually beginning the application process between their junior and senior years. Be sure to regularly check with your undergraduate adviser if you're interested in these programs.


The psychology BA/human-computer interaction MA is a multidisciplinary program offered jointly by the psychology department and the HCI program. This innovative program combines courses in HCI and psychology to prepare you for a career in human-computer interaction, interaction design, usability engineering and user experience engineering. As a graduate of this program, you will have the understanding of the human mind and human relationships with advanced technology to give you a well-rounded, sophisticated skill set.

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Degrees

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Opportunities

Work with faculty on many research opportunities in the field. Students can get involved in service-learning experiences and can serve as research assistants or teaching assistants. Join the Psychology Club, which sponsors trips and speaker series, plus network with HCI graduate students for an advanced via of the field. Work with technology providing hands-on experience in a growing field. Gain valuable experience as a volunteer in the Peer Advisement and Career Awareness Center. Excel and you may be eligible for membership in Psi Chi, the international psychology honor society.

Outcomes

Opportunities include

  • Software development
  • User experience
  • Psychotherapy
  • Counseling
  • Research
  • Consumer testing

Facilities

Numerous laboratories include a large computer facility that enables you to examine how people interface with technology. Our internationally renowned Center for Neurobehavioral Effects of Environmental Toxins, investigating the effects of exposure to environmental pollutants on cognitive and behavioral development, offers opportunities for talented and highly motivated undergraduates to participate in ongoing research projects.