Cognitive Science Minor

Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence. It uses the methods of computer science, linguistics, communication sciences, philosophy, and psychology to examine how the mind carries out intelligent behaviors such as:

  • Understanding
  • Speaking
  • Planning
  • Creating
  • Reasoning
  • Problem solving

The Cognitive Science minor addresses such questions as:

  • What is consciousness?
  • How did intelligence originate?
  • How are languages stored in the brain?
  • Can a computer that carries out a conversation with a human think and feel?

The Minor in Cognitive Science provides excellent preparation for graduate programs in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy and Religion, and Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Program Requirements

No more than three of the six courses for the minor may come from Psychology.
PSYC 220Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology4
PSYC 301Experimental Psychology4
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Fundamentals of Java Programming
Fundamentals of Programming II
Discrete Mathematics
Data Structures and Algorithms
Artificial Intelligence
Introduction to Language Development
Neurophysiological Bases of Communication
Language and the Mind
Natural Language Processing
Seminar in Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Mind
Physiological Psychology
Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making
Human Learning and Memory
Total Credits20