Cognitive Science Minor

Coordinator: David J. Townsend

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

Requirements
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
Electives
Select 9 credits from the following: 19
Assembly Language and Computer Architecture
Systems Software
Fundamentals of Programming I
Fundamentals of Programming II
Data Structures and Algorithms
Discrete Mathematics
Artificial Intelligence
Neurophysiological Bases of Communication
Syntax
Semantics
Pragmatics
Language and the Mind
Natural Language Processing
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Mind
Physiological Psychology
Perception
Cognition
Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making
Human Learning and Memory
Psycholinguistics
Seminar in Cognitive Science
Total Credits20
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CSND 500 with permission. Psychology majors cannot select an elective within their major.