User Experience Design (UXD)
There are many employment opportunities with the skill sets obtained with this degree that range from UX designer, UX developer, information technology, product management, web development, web design, digital strategy, digital marketing, customer experience management, multimedia development, etc. User Experience Design is one of the top professions in the US (http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/the-100-best-jobs) and the NY/NJ area has one of the highest concentration of jobs available in this area.
Students must demonstrate prior experience in Information Technology and proficiency in using computers. Students must have had the equivalent of an introduction to information technology course as an undergraduate, with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Without this background, students are required to take the following prerequisite courses: 17:610:550 Introduction to Information Technology, or the equivalent. Students with graphic design, visual arts, English, and communications are welcome to apply. The General GRE is required for admission. Click here for more information about this course and proficiency requirements.
A number of our concentrations are geared towards professionals who have experience in their respective fields but are interested in enhancing their scientific and business knowledge. Many courses in these concentrations are either online or exec-style (concentrated curriculum). Please contact our office for more information.
For the Master of Business & Science (MBS) degree, students take 8 courses (24 credits) in the sciences and 19 credits in business.
Business Courses (19 credits): The business requirements include courses in finance & accounting, marketing, communication & leadership, capstone, ethics and electives.
I. Business Courses
A total of 19 credits are required in the business curriculum. Six courses are required - all but one of the courses are for 3 credits each. Descriptions of the required Business Courses can be found here:
and 2 business electives (e.g., Project Management, Data Curation, Information Visualization, et al.) (6cr)
II. Science Courses
Science (UXD) Courses (24 credits)
5 Core Courses (I-V) -- 15 credits:
I. Basics of User Experience & Design
16:137:531 (3) Introduction to User Experience Design (Fall, Spring, Summer) **
II. Collecting User Experience Design Requirements and Evaluating Design
16:137:532 (3) Contextual Inquiry Prerequisite 16:137:531 *** **
III. How to evaluate interfaces
16:137:535 (3) Usability Evaluation elective prerequisite 16:137:531**
IV. Developing Visual Designs -- (for those without visual design experience, otherwise choose 16:137:531)
16:137:533 (3) Visual Design for UXD (Summer,Winter)
V. UXD Practicum -- This course is to be taken after the first four core courses are completed. Students will finish their electronic portfolio as part of this practicum.
16:137:603/536 (3) UXD Practicum (Summer)***
**These courses are delivered in executive style.
***These courses are available online
3 Elective Courses -- 9 credits:
Suggested electives include courses in web development & programming, mobile app development, digital marketing, customer experience design, and general information technology. Click here for a suggested list of UXD Electives