Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary inquiry concerned with understanding the nature and development of such intelligent capacities as perception, language, reasoning, learning and problem-solving, whether these capacities are realized in biological or artificial systems.

What is Cognitive Science?

Cognitive Science is the study of the mind, learning, and mental organization, which integrates several fields. Each Cognitive Science major will concentrate in one of the four participating disciplines:

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Careers in this Field

  • Artificial Intelligence Researcher 
  • Computer Resource Specialist
  • Clinical Research Consultant 
  • Data Scientist
  • Educational Technology
  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Software Designer

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Cognitive Science, Bachelor of Science (BS) Biology

The biology concentration allows students to acquire a thorough background of human anatomy and physiology, along with providing a biomechanical framework of the respective bodily functions.

Cognitive Science, Bachelor of Science (BS) Computer Science

The computer science concentration focuses on computational models of human thinking and decision making, crossing into areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and human-computer interaction.

Cognitive Science, Bachelor of Science (BS) Philosophy

The philosophy concentration for the Cognitive Science program aims to challenge students to think critically, while providing a framework of various schools of thought that have led to the prominent theories of today.

Cognitive Science, Bachelor of Science (BS) Psychology

Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes such as remembering, thinking, and decision-making. Cognitive psychologists primarily work as researchers at universities and study topics such as attention, memory, perception, language use, metacognition, problem-solving, and intelligence.

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