Bachelors (BS) in Cognitive Science

This major offers a 43-semester-hour course of study. The major is an interdisciplinary study of the mind that draws on several disciplines to provide a broad foundation from which to understand and study mental processes. Students are provided flexibility within the major to explore that aspect of the mind that most interests them (e.g., psychological, physiological, philosophical, computational). Students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C- in all courses taken for the major.

Special General Education Requirements

BIOL 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PHIL 150 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSYC 150 General Psychology 3
SOCI 310 Cultural Anthropology 3

Students must choose one of the following courses:
MATH 201 Calculus I 4
MATH 260 Discrete Mathematics 3

Major Requirements

PSYC 320 Neuroscience 3
PSYC 450 History and Systems of Psychology 3
PSYC 490 Senior Seminar 1

Methods Courses (15 hours)
CSIS 201 Introduction to Computer Science I 3
CSIS 202 Introduction to Computer Science II 3
PSYC 240 Statistical Procedures 3
PSYC 391 Research Methods 3
PSYC 392 Advanced Research Methods 3

Survey Courses (21 hours)
Students must choose 7 of the following courses:  
COMM 340 General and Cultural Linguistics 3
CSIS 440 Artificial Intelligence (AI) 3
LITR 360 Values Through Story and Myth 3
MATH 290 Introduction to Proofs 3
PHIL 250 Thinking Well: Logic and Life 3
PSYC 350 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 360 Learning 3
PSYC 370 Cognition 3
PSYC 410 Sensation and Perception 3

Students have the option to choose an additional 3-6 semester hours of research or special study in field of emphasis
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