Learn to design digital experiences that make a difference

Earn your User Experience degree at Mount Mary University and set yourself up for success in a digital career where your voice matters. Through our user experience courses, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a visual storyteller, capable of problem-solving and creating a human-centered experience across a variety of digital platforms, including web, mobile and smart devices.

Students involved in the User Experience Design program are eligible for the UX Scholars Program. As a scholar, students can earn up to $10,000 per year for 4 years in addition to their academic scholarship


Diversify your skillset

The UX bachelor’s degree provides a robust foundation for digital design while still allowing for the flexibility to double major or minor in a complementary field to increase your marketability with future employers.


Hands-on learning

Mount Mary’s small classes and expert faculty provide you with the attentive education you deserve. Classroom experiences are highly interactive, and you’ll have the opportunity to intern and network with industry leaders.


Career outcomes

Job growth in the UX field is expected to grow at 13 percent, which is much faster than average in the next decade. As companies seek to remove the implicit bias that gets built into design and AI, the demand for more diverse user experience qualifications grows, opening pathways for careers in several fields, including:

  • UI/UX Designer and Developer
  • UX Researcher
  • UX Writer
  • Information Architect
  • UX Strategist
  • Creative Lead

Ready to learn more about our user experience degree program?

Learn more about our User Experience Design Program

Mount Mary University encourages academic excellence. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of Colleges and Schools. The HLC is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. All institutions must meet the criteria set forth by the HLC and be evaluated every 10 years to ensure continued excellence.

At the undergraduate level, Mount Mary welcomes all individuals who identify as women (including cisgender and transgender women), intersex individuals who do not identify as male and non-binary individuals.

Whether you’re coming directly from high school, transferring from another university or jumping back into your education after a hiatus, we make the admissions process easy and streamlined. Contact us to be connected with an admissions counselor for more information.

At Mount Mary, we want to give you as much help as possible in pursuing your dreams. That’s why 100% of full-time, undergraduate Mount Mary students receive an academic scholarship or reduced tuition.

Students enrolled in our User Experience Design program are eligible for a $10,000 scholarship that spans all four years of the degree. Contact us today for more information.

The small size of our university means that each student receives the individualized help that they need. At Mount Mary, you won’t get lost in the shuffle or be treated like a number. Our support services are designed to help you achieve your academic and career goals, and include the following resources:

  • Accessibility Services
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Mary Burton Mary Burton, Assistant Professor User Experience Design, has over 30 years of experience delivering great products to delighted customers as part of Fortune 500 companies and world-class consultancies. She has a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from Rensselaer Polytechnic University and is a published author and patent holder. Mary is a start-up mentor and co-chairs Speculative Futures Milwaukee. With a career-long interest in AI, Mary is excited about the brave new UX world with keen interests in Generative AI and Spatial Computing.



Required Core Courses


ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design and Color Theory


PHI 3XX Ethics of Digital Technology


PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology


MAT 105 Algebra I




Required for UX Design Major


BUS 362 Principles of Management


COM 270 Integrated Marketing Communication


COM 232 Small Group Communication


ENG 419 Technical Communication


MAT 216 Statistics


UXD 110 Foundations of User Experience


UXD 210 Research for UX


UXD/GRD 232 Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator


UXD/GRD 248 Lettering & Typography


UXD/GRD 258 Adobe InDesign


UXD/GRD 310 Intro to Web Design


UXD 355 Inclusive Design


UXD 356 Inclusive Design


UXD 377 Information Architecture


UXD 412 Digital Technology and Human Application


UXD 455 Project Management


UXD 494 Capstone Project


Total credits for major


With a strong basis in the humanities, Mount Mary focuses on cultivating innovative thinkers. All of our programs incorporate creativity, social justice and leadership to provide students with the knowledge and confidence to transform not just their own futures, but their communities as well. We are a place where women find their voices.

What is UX Design? What do UX designers do?

The user experience refers to how a person interacts with and experiences a product, system or service. This includes a person's perceptions of utility, ease of use, efficiency and enjoyability. It is the role of the UX designer to research and implement features to ensure the user has the best experience possible. This includes everything from visual elements to layout functions.

What is the difference between UX and UI?

User interface (UI) directly affects the user experience and refers to the layout, screens, buttons, toggles, icons and other visual elements that you interact with when using technology. Our BS in UX Design addresses the user experience as a whole, teaching students to analyze the interactions between humans and technology and to utilize skills to make that interaction more intuitive and enjoyable.

How will Mount Mary prepare me for a career in UX Design?

The best UX design schools ensure their students get hands-on training and exposure to the most up-to-date software used in the industry — and that’s exactly what Mount Mary does. Students in our UX Design degree program will have access to the tools they need to succeed, including professors who have industry experience, Mac labs and relevant software, holistic projects designed to enhance your skills, and access to internships and networking opportunities with industry leaders.

Our user experience courses allow you to dive into the subject matter and gain valuable knowledge by doing, not just by listening to lectures. As part of the program, you’ll learn to:

  • Apply design thinking and UX principles to evaluate or create products and services.
  • Demonstrate cultural competence, inclusiveness and ethical responsibility during the design process.
  • Research and analyze existing and potential user needs.
  • Evaluate competing design solutions in the context of user experience.
  • Conduct usability testing, research and analysis.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with professional design and software tools.
  • Successfully practice oral, written, interpersonal and visual communication.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with internal teams and external users.

Is Mount Mary affordable?

Helping students and their families afford higher education is a top priority for us at Mount Mary University. That’s why 100% of full-time, undergraduate students receive an academic scholarship or reduced tuition. A college education is one of the most important investments you’ll make, and we’re committed to helping you achieve your dreams.

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