Psychology, Human Factors Emphasis
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Overview


As a part of the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, the Human Factors concentration area prepares students for graduate training in the interaction of humans with various media, machines, or instruments. Individuals who work in the human factors area, also referred to as ergonomics, study and develop the most effective ways for humans to interact with media, machines or instruments. One of the fastest growing areas of human factors involves designing websites.  Traditionally, individuals trained in human factors have developed efficient dashboards in automobiles and aircraft and many other areas where humans routinely interact with machines.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology was designed for students who want to pursue a career in a psychology-related field immediately after graduation. Historically, most careers in psychology and counseling require graduate training. However, there are a number of careers that do not. 

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  • Career Options

A number of exciting career options are now available to graduates of our psychology programs at the bachelor's degree level. (Programs have been designed to fit the job market for the next decade and beyond.) Positions for which employers seek our graduates include: personnel director, human resource planner, labor negotiator, case manager, qualified mental retardation professional, attendant care worker, substance abuse counselor, human relations officer, and consumer behavior analyst. Many other options are also now open to bachelor's degree holders in psychology.

About Psychology and Counseling Department


The Department of Psychology and Counseling has placed its graduates in schools, businesses, agencies and hospitals throughout the region, as well as provided teachers for two and four year colleges. The department enjoys a strong relationship with area mental health agencies, with many private and governmental establishments acting as training sites for students, and using department faculty and advanced graduate students as consultants. PSU is the only school within a 100 mile radius that provides graduate training in counseling, psychology and school psychology. Additionally, no other university in Kansas has an integrated psychology and counseling department, allowing the department to offer comprehensive, in-depth programs in each area and providing students with the opportunity to experience the best in both disciplines.

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