Cognitive Science


Cognitive Science Overview

Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of human thought and behavior. It combines methods, theories, and applications from many disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, linguistics, computer science, neuroscience, and biology.

The Cognitive Science majors, B.A. and B.S., provide a broad knowledge of cognitive science, including language and communication, reasoning, memory, categorization, cognitive modeling, perception and action, philosophical foundations, artificial intelligence, cognitive engineering, and cognitive science applications for the business setting.

A degree in Cognitive Science provides in-depth training in research methods, data analysis, modeling, and lab-based research, and it provides excellent training for jobs in high-tech companies. It is ideal for students who want to pursue graduate work in cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, computer science and engineering, information sciences and information management, communications, medicine, business, management, law, and education.

Areas of Research in Cognitive Sciences       Careers

  • Categorization, Reasoning and Memory
  • Computational Neuroscience
    and Artificial Intelligence
  • Spatial Cognition, Giftedness, Reading,
    Learning/Language Disabilities
  • Psychology of Language
International Business
Labor Relations Specialist
Mental Health Clinician
Research Associate


Cognitive Science Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, our graduates demonstrate:

  1. Explain and apply knowledge of landmark findings and theories in cognitive science.
  2. Design, interpret, and evaluate simple behavioral and neuroscientific experiments.
  3. Interpret and appreciate formal and computational approaches in cognitive science.
  4. Argue for or against theoretical positions in cognitive science.
  5. Use a cognitive science education outside of the undergraduate classroom, particularly in the service of careers.

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