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Undergraduate Degree Programs

HUMAN FACTORS

Undergraduate Certificate Program

Dr. Melanie Hetzel-Riggin
Penn State Behrend School of Humanities and Social Sciences
108 Turnbull Hall
mdh33@psu.edu
814-898-6949

Human Factors (HMFAC)

This 15 credit interdisciplinary certificate program is designed to prepare students with in-depth knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of people and the application of psychological concepts to the design and safety of products and services; including consumer goods, military products, interactive websites and games, and assistive technologies. This certificate requires that students take introductory psychology as well as the two human factors courses (9 credits). Students will also need to take 1 additional psychology course (3 credits), and one course (3 credits) outside of their major of study in order to foster the interdisciplinary nature of this certificate.

Admission Requirements

Completion of prerequisites for the required courses

PRESCRIBED COURSES

PSYCH 100
PSYCH 244
PSYCH 444

ADDITIONAL COURSES

Take one of the following courses:
PSYCH 253
PSYCH 256

Take one of the following courses (this course must be outside the student's major field of study):
EDSGN 100
PSYCH 221
SOC 5
STS 200
STS/PHIL 233

Effective Semester: Spring Semester 2013

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