May 23, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Psychology / Human-Computer Interaction Program, B.A. / M.A.

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BA, Psychology/MA, HCI Program (69 cr)

General Information

In order for students to earn a BA/MA in Psychology/Human-Computer Interaction students must complete 33 credit hours of graduate work with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at time of completion. Undergraduate requirements are essentially the same but more focused. Students will complete the 33 credit hours required for the BA in Psychology with the following change: Cognate Requirements include CSC 212 or COG 212.


Students will be admitted to the combined BA/MA Psychology/HCI program when they are initially admitted to the university.Admission to the program will be limited to students with a minimum high school average of 90% and a combined SAT minimum score of 1150.

There is a threshold check in the sixth semester. Students will continue in the BA/MA provided they have maintained 3.0 GPA, overall, C- or better in all undergraduate core courses, have completed all lower division undergraduate courses and a minimum of 93 credits by the end of the sixth semester. Students not meeting these requirements will be advised and transferred to the stand alone Psychology BA Program.

B. Graduate Elective Requirements (12 cr)

 Choose 12 credits of HCI 500-level electives, under advisement

C. Undergraduate Requirements (36 cr)

  • PSY 100 • Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 111 • Seminar in Psychological Science
  • PSY 280 • Analysis of Psychological Data
  • PSY 290 • Research Methods in Psychology
  •   Select either CSC 212 • Principles of Programming -OR- COG 212 Programming and Problem Solving
  •   Select one course from each of the Psychology Breadth Areas, at least 9 credits at the 300-level
  •   Select six credits at the 300- or 400-level from the Psychology Depth Areas,
        with at least 3 credits at the 400-level
  •   Select one Capstone course from the following, a thesis is produced as a result
  •     PSY 490H • Capstone Honors Research Seminar
  •     PSY 491 • Capstone Laboratory Research
  •     PSY 496 • Capstone Senior Thesis
  •     PSY 498 • Capstone Internship in Psychology

Note: The psychology courses, PSY 100, 111, 280 and 290 must be taken sequentially and a grade of C- or better must be earned in each course before taking the next course. The Psychology Breadth and Depth Area course lists as well as all undergraduate course descriptions can be found in the online SUNY Oswego Undergraduate Catalog.

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