BA/BS in Engineering Psychology

Engineering Psychology is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Department of Psychology. Engineering Psychology (and Human Factors Engineering, within the School of Engineering) applies knowledge of human behavior to the design of web sites, software, electronics and other equipment. Areas of application include the internet, computer systems, biomedical engineering, environmental design, and product design. Students in the School of Engineering or School of Arts and Sciences will receive the Bachelor of Science degree from their respective college. 

Learning Objectives

Program Requirements and Policies

  • The major requires 15 courses of at least 3 semester-hour credits.
  • Students scoring 4 or 5 on the Psychology AP exam, 6 or 7 on the International Baccalaureate (Higher Level) exam, or A or B on the GCE A-level exam earn credit for PSY 1. In other words, the student earns 3 semester-hour credits and does not need to take PSY 1 for the major. Students may substitute Child Study and Human Development 1 for PSY 1 for prerequisite purposes, but they must take an additional psychology course in order to reach the 11 courses required for the major.
  • No course can be used to fulfill multiple requirements. 

Course Requirements

  • One of: ES 2, CS 11, CS 15, ME 40, or a CS elective higher than CS 10
  • PSY 1: Intro to Psychology
  • One of: ES 18, ES 19, or ME 40
  • One of: CS 11 or PHY 11
  • One of: CS 11, CS 15, MATH 32, MATH 61, or a CS elective higher than CS 10
  • PSY 31: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (or one of: BIO 132, CEE 6/CH 36, CEE 156, CSHD 140)
  • PSY 32: Experimental Psychology
  • PSY 53: Engineering Psychology
  • PSY 130: Advanced Engineering Psychology
  • EM 52: Technical and Managerial Communication
  • ENP 64: Fundamentals of Human Factors Engineering
  • ENP 161: Human Factors in Product Design and Development
  • One of: ENP 166, CS 171, or an ENP elective higher than ENP99.
  • ENP 120: Project Study in Human Systems
  • PSY or ENP core elective (any PSY or ENP course not listed above)