WHAT IS COGNITIVE SCIENCE?
This major is part of the Health & Medicine Exploration Group and Social & Behavioral Sciences Exploration Group
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Cognitive Science is the study of how intelligent beings (including people, animals, and machines) perceive, act, know, and think. It explores the process and content of thought as observed in individuals, distributed through communities, manifested in the structure and meaning of language, modeled by algorithms, and contemplated by philosophies of mind. Its models are formulated using concepts drawn from many disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, logic, communication sciences/disorders, computer science, anthropology, and philosophy, and they are tested using evidence from psychological experiments, clinical studies, field studies, computer simulations, and neurophysiological observation.
This program is intended to prepare students for graduate training in cognitive science and related disciplines or to work in the information sciences. The distribution requirements ensure that students will acquire a truly interdisciplinary education. The research and formal systems requirements provide basic knowledge concerning the experimental and theoretical foundations of cognitive science. Finally, majors are encouraged to learn about theory building and testing in a variety of natural and physical sciences. One way to achieve this is to fulfill the requirements of the Bachelor of Science degree.
HOW TO DECLARE:
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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One course of PHIL 1101-1107 (Gen Ed: CA 1)
PSYC 1100 - General Psychology 1 (Gen Ed: CA 3)
PSYC 1101/1103 (enhanced) - General Psychology 2 (Gen Ed: CA 2)
STAT 1000Q - Introduction to Statistics 1 (Gen Ed: Q course)
STAT 1100Q - Elementary Concepts of Statistics (Gen Ed: Q course)
COGS 2201 - Foundations of Cognitive Science (Gen Ed: CA 3)
ANTH 3250 - Cognitive Anthropology
LING 2010Q - The Science of Linguistics (Gen Ed: CA 3)
SLHS 2204 - Speech and Language Acquisition
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
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