Learning Outcomes

Students who complete a major in Cognitive Science:

  • Are eager to work across disciplinary fields creatively to address questions about the mind/brain and mental life of human beings.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the methodologies, concepts and theories used by psychologists, philosophers, linguists, computer scientists and cognitive neuroscientists to address questions of mind/brain and information processing.
  • Demonstrate competence in the techniques commonly used in the fields that comprise cognitive science, including: Computational tools, Statistical methods, Experimental design and Linguistic analyses.
  • Are able to synthesize research findings from two or more disciplines in the cognitive sciences, formulating and evaluating questions involving the mind/brain or information processing.
  • Can construct a readable, well-supported research report.
  • Are ready for significant scholarly participation in the several fields of cognitive science.