Cognitive Sciences

Program Type:
  • Concentration

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 including anthropology, biology, computer science, linguistics, mathematics, music theory, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. The goal of the concentration is to provide students with an opportunity to engage with the questions, methods, and results of cognitive science.

Program Director

Todd Ganson

Professor of Philosophy

Sample Courses

  • NSCI 201 - The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience 4 credits
  • PSYC 207 - Memory 4 credits
  • PSYC 209 - Complex Cognition 4 credits
  • CSCI 364 - Artificial Intelligence 4 credits