Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Minor

Program Overview

The integration of computer systems and the internet into the working world and home life have highlighted the need for professionals who can design human-computer interactions that allow people to work intuitively and with less dependence on long, detailed instructions.

Rensselaer’s approach to human-computer interaction combines coursework in human-computer interaction with theory in allied areas such as technical communication, human factors, information design, and cognitive science to provide the foundation designers of such systems will need in the future. 


Students must earn 16 credits.

Course topics may include:

  • Communication Theory and Practice
  • Foundations of HCI Usability
  • Visual Design: Theory and Application
  • Interface Design: Hypermedia Theory and Application

See course catalog for details


The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Russell Sage Laboratory (SAGE) 5304, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-6575

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