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 1010 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 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, ANTH 2301, BIOL 4501, BIOL 4502, BIOL 49562, BISC 3850, BISC 4140, BISC 4155, BISC 4170, COSC 1020, COSC 2100, COSC 3570, COSC 4500, COSC 4600, COSC 4610, COSC 4820, ENGL 41101, ENGL 41201, ENGL 41402, ENGL 4170, ENGL 4220, MATH 4700, MATH 4720, MATH 4740, PHIL 1000, PHIL 3410, PHIL 3450, PHIL 3460, PHIL 3640, PHIL 3665, PHIL 4450, PHIL 4470 ,PHIL 49312,PHIL 49532, PHIL 49602, PHIL 49952, PSYC 2001, PSYC 2050, PSYC 3101, PSYC 3201, PSYC 3210, PSYC 3240, PSYC 3301, PSYC 3601, PSYC 3650, PSYC 3701, PSYC 4320, PSYC 4330, PSYC 49312, PSYC 49562, PSYC 49602, PSYC 49952, SOCI 2500

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

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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