User Interface and User Experience Research, Undergraduate Certificate

The UI/UX Research certificate emphasizes quantitative and qualitative research methods with an introduction to design. This certificate prepares students for User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) careers. The UI/UX approach has become the standard for developing apps and is commonly employed as a part of the process to implement and update product experiences, ranging from online dating apps to television/media apps, to navigating driving directions with maps. This is a rapidly growing area of employment that combines social science research skills with aesthetic design. Students develop a skillset in analysis, evaluation, and the implementation of designs that enable product users to have fulfilling interactions with software and virtual environments.

One or more courses taken for this certificate may also count towards one or more social science majors as well as the studio art (BFA or BA) programs. Students can also earn the UI/UX Design Certificate by taking two additional courses.

View course descriptions in the University Course Catalog:

Program Details

  • Level: Undergraduate; Intermediate to Advanced
  • Eligibility: Current WP Students; Non-WP Students
  • Credit or Non-Credit: 12 college credits (4 courses)
  • Instruction Method: Traditional and online courses available
  • Average Time to Completion: Three semesters 

Skills Developed*

  • Critical Thinking
  • Technology
  • Teamwork

*Categories based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) key competencies

Noteworthy Careers Supported by this Certificate

  • UI/UX Designer 
  • UX Manager
  • UX Researcher
  • Information Architect
  • App Developer
  • Website Designer
  • Product Designer

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