User Experience Design Certificate (Post Bachelor's)

The certificate in User Experience Design provides competencies and knowledge in information architecture, interaction design, usability, and other areas relevant to designing information-rich user experiences. Admission requirements are the same as for the full degree. Students must complete 18 credits for the certificate program, typically six 3-credit courses, three of which are required including IAKM 61096 Individual Investigation or IAKM 61081 Capstone Experience.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
Course Title Credits
IAKM
60101 Information Architecture
3

60102 Information and Visual Design
3
Choose from the following:
3
IAKM
61081 Capstone Experience (3)

61096 Individual Investigation in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (3)

Electives (Choose 3 from the following):
9
IAKM
60103 Researching the User Experience (3)

60104 Usabilty I (3)

60110 Content Management Systems (3)

60111 Online Branding (3)

60112 Advanced Information Architecture (3)

60114 Usability II (3)

61095 Selected Topics in Information Architecture (3)

TOTAL 18

Students working on the certificate are permitted to enroll in the full program and can use the courses taken to apply to the Master’s degree. Students electing to enter the full degree program should use the Master’s Project, Thesis, or Capstone Experience options to fulfill the third requirement rather than the Individual Investigation which may be useful for those students earning the certificate only.

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