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Behavioral Science

This concentration provides students with an in-depth understanding of the behavioral and social aspects of interacting with and through information technology. Courses cover various aspects of how technology affects and is being affected by human behavior and social interactions.

The core course related to this concentration is INFO 2450: Communication and Technology.

Some faculty members whose research is related to this concentration include: Gilly Leshed, Susan Fussell, Mor Naaman, Malte Jung and  Geri Gay.

Career Paths

  • Professional Careers in UX research and design
  • Academic careers related to human-computer interaction and social aspects of technology.
  • Related job titles: interaction designer, user experience designer, user experience architect, usability analyst, user research associate

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Fall Course

Spring Course

Offered more than one semester

[ ] = not offered 17-18

A. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: CHOOSE TWO COURSES

B. SOCIAL DATA ANALYTICS: CHOOSE ONE COURSE

CHOOSE ONE COURSE from Section C

*Please note that you will choose one course from one of the Context sections: either Sociological, Network or Design. NOT one from each.

C1. BEHAVIOR IN SOCIOLOGICAL CONTEXT:

C2: BEHAVIOR IN NETWORK CONTEXT:

C3: BEHAVIOR IN DESIGN CONTEXT: