Major Requirements

The Cognitive Science major offers students the opportunity to study cognition through a diverse and multidisciplinary curriculum, which culminates in an integrative capstone seminar.

The major in cognitive science consists of fifteen courses (46 credit hours), which include five required courses, six courses distributed across five content areas, and four electives.

REQUIRED COURSES:

COSC 1010 Introduction to Computer Programming
PHIL 1001 Foundations in Philosophy
PSYC 1001 General Psychology
PSYC 3320 Cognition
INCG 4997 Capstone in Cognitive Science

CONTENT AREA REQUIREMENTS:

Philosophy (2 courses)
Choose one of the following:

PHIL 3460 Philosophy of Language
PHIL 4450 Philosophy of Mind

Choose an additional course from the following:

PHIL 3410 Metaphysics
PHIL 3450 Epistemology
PHIL 3460 Philosophy of Language
PHIL 4450 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 4470 Philosophy of Science

Neuroscience (1 course)
Choose one of the following:

BIOL 3501 / 4501 Cellular Neurobiology
BISC 3850 Systems Neuroscience
BISC 4140 Functional Neuroanatomy
PSYC 3601 Biopsychology
PSYC 3650 Affective Neuroscience

Individual and Social Behavior (1 course)
Choose one of the following:

ANTH 2301 Language and Culture
PSYC 3201 Introductory Social Psychology
PSYC 3301 Learning and Behavior
PSYC 4320 Learning and Memory
SOCI 2500 Self, Language and Social Interaction

Mathematics and Statistics (1 course)
Choose one of the following:

PSYC 2001 Psychological Measurement and Statistics
MATH 1700 Modern Elementary Statistics
MATH 4700 Theory of Probability
MATH 4720 Statistical Methods
MATH 4740 Biostatistical Methods and Models
SOCI 2060 Social Statistics

English (1 course)
Choose one of the following:

ENGL 4110 Exploring the English Language1
ENGL 4120 Anatomy of English1
ENGL 4140 Sociolinguistics2
ENGL 4147 Studies in Language2
ENGL 4220 Rhetorical Theories and Practices


ELECTIVES:

Choose any four additional courses from the following:

ANTH 1201
or
ANTH 2201
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
or Human Evolutionary Process
ANTH 2301 Language and Culture
BIOL 3501 / 4501 Cellular Neurobiology
BIOL 3502 / 4502 Experimental Neurobiology
BIOL 4956 Laboratory Research Project in Biological Sciences2
BISC 3850 Systems Neuroscience
BISC 4140 Functional Neuroanatomy
BISC 4155 Diseases of the Brain
BISC 4170 Biology, Moral Behavior and Policy
COSC 1020 Object-Oriented Software Design
COSC 2100 Data Structures and Algorithms
COSC 3570 Introduction to Data Science
COSC 4500 Advanced Data Science
COSC 4600 Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
COSC 4610 Data Mining
COSC 4820 Social and Ethical Implications of Data
ENGL 4110 Exploring the English Language1
ENGL 4120 Anatomy of English1
ENGL 4140 Sociolinguistics2
ENGL 4170 Studies in Language
ENGL 4220 Rhetorical Theories and Practices
MATH 4700 Theory of Probability
MATH 4720 Statistical Methods
MATH 4740 Biostatistical Methods and Models
PHIL 1000 Logic
PHIL 3410 Metaphysics
PHIL 3450 Epistemology
PHIL 3460 Philosophy of Language
PHIL 3640 Twentieth Century Anglo-American Philosophy
PHIL 3665 Phenomenology and Existentialism
PHIL 4450 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 4470 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 4931 Topics in Philosophy2
PHIL 4953 Undergraduate Seminar2
PHIL 4960 Research in Philosophy2
PHIL 4995 Independent Study2
PSYC 2001 Psychological Measurements and Statistics
PSYC 2050 Research Methods and Designs in Psychology
PSYC 3101 Developmental Psychology: Conception Through Adolescence
PSYC 3201 Introductory Social Psychology
PSYC 3210 The Psychology of Prejudice
PSYC 3240 Psychology of Racism
PSYC 3301 Learning and Behavior
PSYC 3601 Biopsychology
PSYC 3650 Affective Neuroscience
PSYC 3701 Principles of Psychological Testing
PSYC 4320 Learning and Memory
PSYC 4330 Human Factors Engineering
PSYC 4931 Topics in Psychology2
PSYC 4956 Advanced Undergraduate Research2
PSYC 4960 Advanced Undergraduate Seminar2
PSYC 4995 Independent Study in Psychology2
SOCI 2500 Self, Language and Social Interaction

1 Students may not earn credit for both ENGL 4110 and ENGL 4120.
2 With approval of topic/syllabus.

Digital images of brains on a coputer screen.

COGNITIVE SCIENCE MAJOR

Ready to declare?

(1) Fill out the Major Declaration Form.

(2) Submit the form to Dr. Bloch-Mullins (Philosophy Department, Marquette Hall);

(3) Please allow two weeks for processing.


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Contact

Dr. Corinne Bloch-Mullins
Director, Cognitive Science Program

Department of Philosophy
Marquette Hall 442
corinne.bloch-mullins@marquette.edu
414-288-7236