a student adjusts an EEG cap on another student.
Electroencephalogram is used in a variety of ways in the cognitive sciences to examine the structures and processes that underlie a creature’s ability to think and reason. Here a student adjusts an EEG cap before conducting an assessment. Photo credit: Jennifer Manna
Program Overview

Cognitive Sciences

Program Type: Minor

Cognitive science is a multidisciplinary field investigating cognition or thought. Cognitive scientists examine the structures and processes that underlie a creature’s ability to think and reason. They also explore such closely related cognitive phenomena as perception, recognition, memory, communication, and consciousness. They do so through an integration of perspectives and methodologies from a variety of disciplines, from anthropology and biology to linguistics and music theory. The goal of the minor is to provide students with an opportunity to engage with the questions, methods, and results of cognitive science.

Sample Courses

  • NSCI 201 - The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience 4 credits
  • PSYC 207 - Memory 4 credits
  • PSYC 209 - Complex Cognition 4 credits
  • CSCI 299 - Seminar: Mind and Machine 4 credits

Cognitive Sciences News

Students working in EEG room.

EEG and the Cognitive Sciences

February 20, 2019
Electroencephalogram is used in a variety of ways in the cognitive sciences to examine the structures and processes that underlie a creature’s ability to think and reason.