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Undergraduate minor

Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, bringing together course content from Psychology, Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence, Anthropology, Communication Disorders, Neuroscience, and Philosophy. While available with any undergraduate major, the minor in Cognitive Science is especially appropriate for majors in the fields listed above.


To earn a minor in Cognitive Science, students must complete 15 credits at the 2000-level or above. COGS 2201 is required, plus four additional courses coming from at least three areas (A through F). No more than two courses may be counted from any one department.

  1. Cognition: ANTH 3250CSE 4705PHIL 3247/W3250/WPSYC 25002501
  2. Language: ANTH 3002 or LING 3610WLING 2010QPHIL 3241PSYC 3500
  3. Perception: PHIL 3256/WPSYC 35013502
  4. Development: PSYC 2400PSYC 3470/W or SLHS 2204SLHS 4254/W
  5. Neuroscience: PHIL 3249/WPNB 3251PSYC 2200SLHS 4245W
  6. Formal Systems: CSE 25003502LING 3310Q3410Q3511QPHIL 2211Q3214

The minor is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For the Cognitive Science minor, contact Prof. William Snyder, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Cognitive Science, Oak Hall, Room 350.