School of Arts and Sciences


An interdisciplinary program offered jointly by the Departments of Engineering Design and Psychology. Engineering Psychology, more commonly called “Human Factors,” applies knowledge of human behavior and attributes to the design of equipment, machines, and large-scale systems for human use. Areas of application include biomedical engineering, environmental design, and consumer product design. Students in the School of Engineering or in the School of Arts and Sciences will receive the Bachelor of Science degree from their respective school after meeting the general requirements set by each college.

The Engineering Psychology program for Arts and Sciences students is housed in the Psychology Department.

The major requires fifteen courses which are detailed here.

NOTE:   at this time it is not possible to obtain a minor in Engineering Psychology (or in Human Factors Engineering) if you are a student in the School of Arts and Sciences.   Only students in the School of Engineering can complete the minor in Human Factors Engineering.

For information about when you should take certain courses, see the Arts & Sciences degree sheet here, or refer to our Student FAQ.

You can also contact the faculty coordinators for more information: