Online Bachelor of Science in Graphic Information Technology – User Experience

In the Bachelor of Science in graphic information technology with a concentration in user experience degree, you’ll learn how to create user-centered designs and increase efficient interactions between companies and customers. This UX design degree concentration prepares you for careers in a variety of industries.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What is a UX design degree?

User experience design, also known as UX design, is the art and science of designing easy-to-use applications, desktop software, websites and other digital or physical products. This online UX designer degree concentration offers an interdisciplinary foundation in design, research and communication. You’ll develop applied skills in gathering user information, analyzing data and communicating through visual design. Coursework integrates studies from human systems engineering and technical communication, providing a complete picture of the dynamic field of end-user experience.

Additionally, this bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master’s degrees include:

Interested in exploring additional user experience disciplines? Check out these UX concentrations:

What does a UX designer do?

 

User experience is a growing field within graphic information technology and other industries. UX designers understand human-computer interaction and incorporate aspects of branding, design, usability and function.

A product that utilizes user experience design creates relevant experiences for consumers, so they find value and satisfaction from interacting with the product. UX designers evaluate the entire process of acquiring and integrating the product while thinking about its ease of use, efficiency, utility and value.

The skills you'll gain in a user experience degree concentration

 

As a student in the UX design degree program, you’ll gain a conceptual understanding of visual design technologies and the human experience of interacting with a website, web application, software or other types of systems. You’ll also learn how to research user psychology, design concepts that fulfill user needs and run usability tests. Although this user experience degree is in the disciplinary home of graphic information technology, you’ll explore various perspectives of the field. These include human-computer interaction, information architecture, technical writing, web authoring and more.

Upon graduating, you’ll walk away with various transferable skills needed for a successful career in UX design, such as:

  • Communication of user needs.
  • Consumer psychology.
  • Design concepts.
  • Project management.
  • Usability testing.

Will my user experience degree concentration say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Your concentration in user experience will appear on both your diploma and transcripts.

Graphic information technology and user experience courses

Your user experience coursework spans the fields of graphic information technology, human systems engineering and technical communication. Course topics may include graphic communication, design illustration, web content design, digital publishing and more.


GIT 303: Digital Publishing


GIT 314: Multimedia Design, Planning and Storyboards


GIT 315: Digital Video Techniques


GIT 384: Commercial Photography


GIT 413: Professional Portfolio Design and Presentation


GIT 432: Graphic Industry Business Practices


GIT 337: Web Content Design


GIT 340: Information Design and Usability


What can you do with a UX degree concentration?

The field of user experience continues to evolve as the demand for well-rounded visual designers grows. A bachelor’s in graphic information technology with a concentration in user experience principles can provide you with many career opportunities, such as:

Graphic Designer


Growth: 3.3 %
Salary: $57,990

Human Factors Engineer


Growth: 11.7 %
Salary: $96,350

Technical Writer


Growth: 6.9 %
Salary: $79,960

Web Developer


Growth: 17.0 %
Salary: $78,580

Learn human user experience from professionals in UX studies

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

Learn human user experience from professionals in UX studies

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

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You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Discover UX design with ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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