User Experience (UX) Design

Designing the journey

This new major combines the study of people, technology and design aesthetics to meet user needs. Through project based courses, you will create interfaces that are intuitive, efficient and visually pleasing. Whether creating mobile apps, websites or interactive experiences, you will possess the expertise to develop successful interfaces and develop a portfolio of work by the time you complete the program. With strong problem-solving abilities and effective communication skills, you will be prepared to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and drive positive impact in the evolving field of UX design.

Featured Courses

Here is a sampling of a few courses that might pique your interest.

UXDR-2003 User Experience I
Technology companies spend billions of dollars ensuring that their products are intuitive and delight users. This course will teach you how they do that. You 'll learn what drives product usability, the basics of User Experience (UX) design and research, and how to build wireframes and prototypes. By the end of this course, you'll be on your way to building experiences that make customers happy.
CSCR-2403 Web Development
This course, built in collaboration with Google, covers everything you need to know in order to build a website from scratch. You'll learn HTML, CSS and Javascript - the core technologies which power modern websites-and build a website of your own. By the end of this course you'll be able to create interactive, aesthetically pleasing websites for any purpose you can imagine.

Degree Options

Discover your degrees, minors, concentrations and certification options available for this field of study.

User Experience Design, B.A.
This multidisciplinary degree combines coursework in user experience design theory, the humanities and social sciences to provide you with the skills to create engaging interactive experiences.
User Experience Design, B.S.
B.S. students build user-centered software, web and mobile applications, game systems, as well as design products and customer experiences.

First UX Design Major in Mississippi

Millsaps is the first institution in the state of Mississippi to offer a major in UX Design.

12% Job Growth

Job opportunities for graduates with this degree are expected to grow by 12% over the next ten years.

400% Improvement in Website Conversion

Better UX can raise a website's conversion by 400%.

Our distinctive strengths

The UX major cultivates skills that support interactions between users and digital products and services. The design process seeks to optimize the user experience for a broad spectrum of user abilities. Designers use graphic design skills to create aesthetic visual interfaces but must also be able to empathize with user needs and meet their client’s service and product goals. Millsaps UX Design majors must be able to integrate graphic design, business and psychological concepts with communication skills to build successful user interfaces. This program includes online courses as part of the curriculum through our partnership with Rize. These offer students cutting-edge curriculum, greater scheduling flexibility, access to nationwide experts in the field and access to even more resume-ready skills.
  • This interdisciplinary major combines courses from web and graphic design, computer science, art, marketing, psychology, art history and communication.
  • Create and improve websites and applications using graphic design, programming, software and user feedback. Skills will be developed in advertising, marketing, branding and social media.
  • Project-based learning and interactive classes.

Gain hands-on experience

User Experience majors receive hands-on learning through our internships, honors projects and portfolio development opportunities.


Our curriculum emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to any career (and therefore any Pathway), as well as scientific writing and experimentation skills that may be especially critical to students interested in any of our six Pathways tracks.

Study Abroad

All Millsaps students can take advantage of our study abroad classes. Millsaps College is ranked as one of the best study abroad programs in the country! Check out all the opportunities.

More About the Degree

Careers of Recent Graduates

  • Software Developer
  • Digital Marketing
  • Content Strategist
  • E-commerce Manager
  • User Experience Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Customer Experience Specialist
  • Healthcare Informatics Specialist
  • User Experience Researcher
  • Visual/Graphic Designer
  • Information Architect
  • Interaction Designer
  • Usability Analyst

Related Areas of Study

  • Computer Science
  • Digital Art
  • Communications
  • Business

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