Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science Major

Director: Corinne Bloch-Mullins, Ph.D

director cog sciCognitive Science is the study of cognition – thought, learning and mental organization – through the integrated use of methods from psychology, philosophy, computer science, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, mathematics, linguistics, biology and anthropology. Cognitive scientists ask questions such as: How do we perceive sensory input? How do we process information? What processes underly learning and memory? Can machines think?

The cognitive science major offers students a unique opportunity to study the mind/brain in an interdisciplinary manner, through a combination of courses that examine cognition from different perspectives, theoretical frameworks and methodologies. Students integrate the different approaches through a capstone seminar in cognitive science.

Graduates of cognitive science programs enjoy a wide range of professional careers and graduate programs opportunities. These opportunities include psychology, medicine, research, software development, information technology, education, marketing and communication, industrial design and more.