This degree prepares students for careers as independent scholars, well-prepared educators, and cutting-edge researchers. The program is structured around a flexible curriculum, including coursework in three core areas: Infrastructure, Interaction (including coursework in Human Computer Interaction), and Informatics. Students in this program can conduct research in the fields of Human Computer Interaction or Accessibility, participating in work of faculty-led research groups.
This degree program prepares students to solve complex user-focused problems in the ever-changing landscape of technology. Students are exposed to theoretical and practical themes in HCI, user experience, interaction design, human factors, information architecture, and usability. Technology and research skills are acquired and applied to challenges found in business, government, entertainment, health care, education, and academia. The degree program includes a capstone experience, in which students can conduct a project or thesis, giving them an opportunity to conduct hands-on research with RIT faculty.
This degree program prepares students to work at the intersection of computing, design, and psychology to advance the ways people and communities interact with modern technology. This four-year degree program includes a cooperative experience (co-op) component, in which students work full-time at companies, as part of their degree.