Bachelors (BS) in Cognitive Science

This major offers a 45-50-semester-hour course of study, students select from one of three concentrations. 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.

Major Requirements


Psychology Core Courses (19 hours)
PSYC 150 General Psychology 3
PSYC 240 Statistical Procedures 3
PSYC 320 Neuroscience 3
PSYC 370 Cognition 3
PSYC 391 Research Methods 3
PSYC 392 Advanced Research Methods 3
PSYC 490 Senior Seminar 1

Concentration (25-31 hours)


General Concentration (30-31 hours)
Students must choose one BIOL series from the following:
BIOL 211 & 212 General Biology I & II 8
BIOL 221 & 222 Anatomy and Physiology I & II 8
Students must complete the following courses:
BIOL 335 Neuroscience 4
CSIS 201 Intro to Computer Science I 3
CSIS 202 Intro to Computer Science II 3
PHIL 150 Intro to Philosophy 3
PHIL 335 Knowledge & What There Is 3

Students must select one of the following math courses:
MATH 201 Calculus I 4
MATH 260 Discrete Mathematics 3
Electives (select one of the following):
COMM 340 General and Cultural Linguistics 3
CSIS 440 Artificial Intelligence* 3
MATH 290 Intro to Proofs 3
PHIL 250 Thinking Well: Logic & Life 3
PSYC 311 Child Development 3
PSYC 360 Learning 3
PSYC 410 Sensation & Perception 3
SOCI 310 Cultural Anthropology 3

Neuroscience Concentration (26-28 hours)
Students must choose one BIOL series from the following:
BIOL 211 & 212 General Biology I & II 8
BIOL 221 & 222 Anatomy and Physiology I & II 8
Students must complete the following courses:
BIOL 335 Neuroscience 4
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 212 General Chemistry II 4
Elective (select two of the following):
BIOL 333 Advance Physiology 4
BIOL 420 Cell Biology* 4
BIOL 450 Advanced Human Anatomy* 4
CHEM 341 Biochemistry* 4
PSYC 311 Child Development 3
PSYC 360 Learning 3
PSYC 410 Sensation & Perception 3

Human and Artificial Intelligence Concentration (25-27 hours)
Students must complete the following courses:
CSIS 201 Intro to Computer Science I 3
CSIS 202 Intro to Computer Science II 3
CSIS 310 Data Structures & File Processing 3
CSIS 440 Artificial Intelligence 3
MATH 201 Calculus I 4
MATH 260 Discrete Mathematics 3

Electives (select two of the following):
BIOL 221 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 335 Neuroscience 4
CSIS 330 Human Computer Interaction 3
PSYC 311 Child Development 3
PSYC 400 Psychological Testing 3
PSYC 410 Sensation & Perception 3


* Has additional prerequisites not included in the major.