Major in Applied Computing Technology


Concentration in Computing and Human Factors

(Effective Fall 2010)

This concentration is designed to meet the demand for experts in human factors in computing and interface design, and provide an academic program for students interested in the interdisciplinary study of cognitive science, and artificial intelligence applied to human-computer interaction.

The program combines computer science courses leading to expertise in artificial intelligence and graphics with cognitive psychology courses and specialized courses in human-computer interaction. This program aims to produce an understanding of human psychological abilities and relate them to computer use and the ergonomics of computational services.

Potential Occupations

This program prepares students for work in computer interface design and organizations evaluating human factors in computer software design. Graduates of this program will go on to become:

Notes


Suggested Sequence of Courses

120 credits required for graduation

Freshman Year:
Sophomore Year:
Course
Credits
Course
Credits
CO150
3
CS200
4
CS160
4
CS270
4
CS161
4
CS253
4
MATH160
4
PSY250
4
Natural Sciences
4
PSY252
3
PSY100
3
MATH161
4
Arts and Humanities
3
MATH229
2
Electives
5
STATISTICS
3-6
Electives
2-0
Total Credits
30
Total Credits
30-31

Junior Year:
Senior Year:
Course
Credits
Course
Credits
Advanced Psychology
3
PSY354
3
Advanced Psychology Lab
2
CS410
4
Advanced Psychology
3
CS440
4
CT310
4
Historical Perspectives
3
CS320
3
Arts and Humanities
3
Global and Cultural Awareness
3
Natural Sciences
3
Additional Communications
3
Electives
10-9
Electives
9
Total Credits
30
Total Credits
30-29


Course Requirements for a B.S. Degree in Applied Computing Technology: Computing and Human Factors Concentration

Approved Courses for the categories of the All University Core Curriculum can be seen at All University Core Curriculum

ALL-UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM
Course
Prerequisites
Description
Credits
1. Basic Competencies (AUCC):
A. CO150 Composition Placement Exam score of 3 to 6 or CO192 or CO130. College Composition
3
B. MATH160 MATH126, concurrent registration in MATH124 Calculus for Physical Sciences I
4
2. Core Competencies (AUCC):
A. Advanced Writing
3
3. Foundations and Perspectives (AUCC):
A. Natural Sciences
7
B. Arts and Humanities
6
C. Social/Behavioral Sciences (PSY100 required)
3
D. Historical Perspectives
3
E. Global and Cultural Awareness
3
AUCC Requirements Total
32
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Course
Prerequisites
Description
Credits
Computing Technology Core Courses (35 credits):
ALL OF:
CS160 MATH118 Foundations in Programming
4
CS161 CS160; MATH124 Object-Oriented Problem Solving
4
CS200 CS161, MATH141 or 155 or 160 Algorithms and Data Structures
4
CS253 CS200; CS270 Problem Solving in C++
4
CS270 CS161, MATH124, concurrent registration in CS200 Computer Organization
4
CS320 CS200; MATH161; MATH229 Algorithms: Theory and Practice
3
CT310 CS200 Web Development
4
CS410 CS253; MATH229 Computer Graphics
4
CS440 CS320; CS253 Artificial Intelligence
4
(AUCC Cat. 4A,C)
Cognitive Psychology Core Courses (18 credits):
ALL OF:
PSY250 PSY100 Research Methods
4
PSY252 PSY100 Mind, Brain, & Behavior
3
PSY354 Human-Computer Interfaces
3
(AUCC Cat. 4B,C)
TWO OF:
PSY452 PSY250 Cognitive Psychology
3
PSY454 PSY250 Physiological Psychology
3
PSY456 PSY250 Sensation and Perception
3
ONE OF:
PSY453 PSY452 or concurrent Cognitive Psychology Lab
2
PSY455 PSY454 or concurrent Physiological Psychology Lab
2
PSY457 PSY456 or concurrent Sensing and Perception Lab
2
Mathematics and Statistics (9-12 credits):
MATH161 MATH160, MATH124 Calculus for Physical Scientists II
4
MATH229 MATH 141 or 155 or 160 Matrices and Linear Equations
2
STAT311 MATH118 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences I
3
AND
STAT312 STAT311 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences II
3
OR
STAT301 MATH118 Introduction to Statistical Methods
3
OR
STAT307 MATH117 Introduction to Biostatistics
3
OR
STAT315 MATH161 or 155 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
3
Total Major Requirements
63-66
Total Required
95-98
Upper Division Required
29-32
Free electives (must include at least 13 upper division credits)
23-26
Total Credits
120