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Undergrad Minor in Cognitive Science

This interdisciplinary minor adds value to many majors, including biology, computer science, English, foreign languages, philosophy and psychology.

Minor Overview

Requirements

Students must complete 15 credit hours of courses from at least three of the five participating disciplines: psychology, neurobiology, computer science, linguistics and philosophy (including logic).

Students must take two of the three following core courses (6 credit hours):

  • CSC 411: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • PHI/PSY 425: Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • PSCY 420: Cognitive Processes

Students must also three additional courses (9 credit hours) from the following list:

  • BIO 488: Neurobiology
  • CSC 333: Automata, Grammars & Computability
  • CSC 411: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • ENG 210: Introduction to Language & Linguistics
  • ENG 324: Modern English Syntax
  • ENG 524: Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENG 525: Variety in Language
  • ENG 527: Discourse Analysis
  • LOG/MA: 335 Symbolic Logic
  • LOG 430: Varieties of Logic
  • LOG 435: Advanced Logic & Metamathematics
  • PHI 331: Philosophy of Language
  • PHI 332: Philosophy of Psychology
  • PHI 347: Neuroscience and Philosophy
  • PHI/PSY: 425 Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • PHI 447: Philosophy, Evolution & Human Nature
  • PSY 340: Human Factors Psychology
  • PSY 400: Perception
  • PSY 420: Cognitive Processes
  • PSY 430: Biological Psychology

Admission

Students can apply for admission to any university minor program in MyPack Portal. Admission will be based on the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review.