Minor in Human Factors and Ergonomics
Note: Effective Fall 2015, students will no longer be accepted into this minor.
This minor is intended to meet the needs of the students who have an interest in any type of design and who recognize the importance of taking account of human characteristics, both strengths and weaknesses, in the design of artifacts intended for human use (e.g., equipment, computer software, consumer products, and even entire work environments).
The minor should also be of particular interest to students who have an interest in doing graduate work in human factors, ergonomics, industrial design, etc.
Entry into the minor requires that general psychology (or an equivalent introductory course) be taken as a prerequisite. Students who have completed PSY 101 and who are interested in a minor in Psychology are expected to meet with a Psychology Department faculty member to discuss the selection of appropriate courses. No more than three courses that are required for a student’s major can count towards fulfilling requirements for the minor.
|General Psychology course (PSY 101 or equivalent)|
|PSY 212||Physiological Psychology||3.0|
|PSY 213||Sensation and Perception||3.0|
|PSY 250 [WI]||Industrial Psychology||3.0|
|PSY 330||Cognitive Psychology||3.0|
|PSY 332||Human Factors and Cognitive Engineering||3.0|
|PSY 337||Human-Computer Interaction||3.0|
|PSY 360 [WI]||Experimental Psychology||3.0|
|BMES 330||Biological Rhythm in Pharmacology and Toxicology||3.0|
|Select one course from the following:|
|Med & Bio Effects Of Light|
|Chronoengineering I: Biological Rhythms in Health and Performance|
|Chronoengineering II: Sleep Functions in Health and Performance|
|Introduction to Social Psychology|
|Psychology of Learning|
|Drugs & Human Behavior|
|Psychological Testing and Assessment|
|Advanced Social Psychology|