Typical course schedules

Structuring your course load for your degree is important here, considering you need to factor in your project, research, and often part-time employment. After your first year, you're recommended to start on your project and divide it between two semesters. At this point, you should have finished your fixed core courses and be fully immersed in your specialization. The typical second-year student schedule is structured like the following:

The following are typical examples of how to structure your courses over two years for each specialization. Use these as a guide on structure only; the actual courses you take should be based on your own interests and goals.

Computing
Fall semester (12 credit hours) Spring semester (12 credit hours)
PSYC 6023 - Psychological Research Methods for HCI (4) CS 6750 - Human-Computer Interaction (3)
PSYC 6031 - Engineering Psychology Analysis techniques (2) CS 6470 Design of Online Communities (3)
CS 8801 - Special Topics HCI (1) Psyc 6011 Cognitive Psychology (3)
CS 8001 GVU Seminar (1) CS 8903 Special Problems (3)
CS 8001 Aware Home Seminar (1)
CS 7450 Information Visualization (3)
Fall semester (12 credit hours) Spring semester (12 credit hours)
CS 8902 Master’s Project (2) CS 8902 Masters Projects (2)
CS 6456 Principles of User Interface Software (3) LCC 6650 Project Studio (3)
LCC 6310 The Computer as a Expressive Medium (3) MUSI 6301 Music Interface Design (3)
CS 8801 - Special Topics HCI (1) Psyc 6022 Psychological Statistics for HCI (4)
Digital media
Fall semester (12 credit hours) Spring semester (12 credit hours)
PSYC 6023 - Psychological Research Methods for HCI (4) CS 6750 - Human-Computer Interaction (3)
PSYC 6031 - Engineering Psychology Analysis techniques (2) LCC 6312 Design Technologies & Representation (3)
CS 8801 - Special Topics HCI (1) CS 8803 Video Game Design (3)
CS 8001 GVU Seminar (1) LCC 6313 Principles of Interactive Design (3)
CS 8001 Aware Home Seminar (1)
LCC 6310 The Computer as an Expressive Medium (3)
Fall semester (12 credit hours) Spring semester (12 credit hours)
LCC 6800 Masters Project/Thesis (3) LCC 6800 Masters Project/Thesis(3)
LCC 6650 Project Studio (3) LCC 6650 Project Studio (3)
LCC 6311 Visual Culture and Design (3) CS 6010 Principles of Design (3)
CS 8903 Special Problems (2) LCC 6314 Design of Network Media
CS 8801 - Special Topics HCI (1)
Psychology
Fall semester (12 credit hours) Spring semester (12 credit hours)
PSYC 6023 - Psychological Research Methods for HCI (4) CS 6750 Human-Computer Interaction (3)
PSYC 6031 - Engineering Psychology Analysis techniques (2) Psyc 6033/6034/6035 - Displays/Controls/Cognitive Science (3)
CS 8801 - Special Topics HCI (1) CS 8903 Special Problems (3)
CS 8801 - GVU Seminar (1) LCC 6313 Principles of Interactive Design
Psyc 6032 - Stressors (1)
Psyc 6011 - Cognitive Psychology (3)
Fall semester (12 credit hours) Spring semester (12 credit hours)
CS 8902 Masters Project (1) CS 8902 - Masters Project (1)
CS 8801 - Special Topics HCI (3) CS 6470 Design of Online Communities (3)
CS 7450 - Information Visualization (3) CS 8803 Video Games Design (3)
Psyc 6019 - Statistical Analysis of Psychology Data I (5) Psyc 8040 Seminar: The Psychology of HCI (3)
Psyc 8903 Special Problems (2)