Graduate Certificate Requirements

 The Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science requires a minimum of 12 credits, consisting of one required core course and three electives.


Students interested in obtaining the certificate will design an individualized plan of study in consultation with their major advisors, and the Certificate advisor (Program Director). The plan of study will be submitted to the Cognitive Science Steering Committee, which will advise on the appropriateness of the selected courses for the student's stated goals, the availability of such courses, and the preparation necessary to undertake them.


For information about research and graduate studies, please contact:
Professor Carl Coelho
Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
850 Bolton Road, Unit 1085
Storrs, 02629-1085
Office: (860) 486-4482


Core course (required):

COGS 5001, Cognitive Science Proseminar (3 credits)


Three courses from the list below, including courses from at least two academic departments or divisions. Students are encouraged to have at least two courses from outside their home department/division. (NOTE: None of the courses below are offered by the Cognitive Science Program. For further information about a course or permission to enroll, please contact the offering department.) Students who are candidates for both the Cog Sci Grad Certificate and the IGERT program may use at most one IGERT course to satisfy the Cog Sci Grad Certificate requirements.

Anthropology (ANTH)
5306. Human Behavioral Ecology
5332. Cognitive Anthropology
5335. Psychological Anthropology

Communication Science (COMS)
5500. Nonverbal Communication
5501. Seminar in Nonverbal Communication and Persuasion

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
5705. Advanced Artificial Intelligence
5709. Natural Language Processing

Educational Psychology (EPSY)
6550. Situated Cognition

Linguistics (LING)
5000. Introduction to Computational Linguistics
5110. The Acquisition of Syntax
5120. Readings and Research in Acquisition
5310. Phonology I
5320. Phonology II
5410. Semantics I
5420. Semantics II
5510. Syntax I
5520. Syntax II
6210. Morphology

Philosophy (PHIL)
5317. Seminar in Philosophy of Psychology
5331. Seminar in Philosophy of Mind
5342. Seminar in Philosophy of Language
5344. Seminar in Philosophical Logic

Psychology (PSYC)
5140. Foundations in Neuropsychology
5251. Neural Foundations of Learning and Memory
5285. Neurobiology of Aging Changes in Cognitive Processes
5302. Adult Psychopathology
5303. Child Psychopathology
5410. Advanced Developmental Psychology
5420. Cognitive Development
5440. Development of Language
5450. Infancy and the Effects of Early Experience
5470. Current Topics in Developmental Psychology (when the topic is appropriate)
5512. Ecology of Language and Cognition
5513. Memory
5514. The Mental Lexicon
5515. Connectionist Models
5541. Reading Acquisition and Reading Disorders
5553. Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics
5554. Advanced Nonlinear Dynamics for the Behavioral Sciences
5564. Dynamics of Language and Cognition
5567. Cognition
5568. Psychology of Language
5569. The Neuropsychology of Language
5570. Current Topics in Cognitive Science
5571. Sensation and Perception I
5572. Sensation and Perception II
5574. Control and Coordination of Action
5575. Introduction to Cognitive Systems
5583. Sentence and Discourse Processing
5616. Human Judgment and Decision Processes
6733. Social Cognition

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS)
5342. Aphasia
5343. Cognitive-Communicative Disorders
5348. Language Disorders I: Birth to 5 Years
5349. Language Disorders II: School Age Population
5376. Language Impairments and Literacy
6370. Seminar in Psycholinguistics