Cognitive Science

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About the Program

The Cognitive Science major is designed for students interested in using an interdisciplinary approach to study the cognitive aspects of fields such as philosophy, artificial intelligence, psychology and computational linguistics. Students investigate thought and consciousness, senses and emotions, the structure of language, cultural patterns, neural organization and computational analogs of mental processes. 

The curriculum is focused on examining how these areas interact, how they develop in the growing human, and how they appear in other animals. It includes significant contributions from the Departments of Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science and Engineering, and Philosophy. 

Prerequisite Courses

  • PSY 342: Introduction to Cognitive Science

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