Undergraduate CertificateHuman Factors Psychology

Wichita State's undergraduate certificate in human factors psychology provides you with the background and training needed to conduct research in a human factors lab. The certificate is ideal for both undergraduate and graduate students studying psychology—and other non-psychology majors.

Learn how human factors psychology is the right fit for you.

Student majoring in psychology.


To complete the certificate, you’ll take 17-19 credit hours and complete a research project in one of the department’s human factors labs. Courses include:

  • Psychology of Statistics
  • Research Methods in Psych
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Human Factors Psychology
  • Psychology of Perception
  • Special Investigations

How to enroll

To add this certificate to your plan of study: 

  • Log into the myWSU portal, find the Student Tools box (center of the page) and click "Change my Major/Minor."
  • Click continue (this will show your current major and minor).
  • Click continue, then click on "Add a certificate" and choose your certificate program. Click continue and submit request.

Inside the Program

Students help create device that could detect driver drowsiness, make roads safer

Psychology students can gain real-life industry experience before graduation.

Drowsy driving injures and kills thousands of people in the United States each year. Alongside students in his Human Automation Interaction Lab, psychology professor Jibo He has taken on the task of helping change that.

Students are learning real-life industry skills as they work with He to develop a device that could alert drowsy drivers and avoid potential accidents. The hope is that this device will make the roads safer.