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Minor in Cognitive Science

Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the nature of the mind. Drawing on the resources of mathematics, philosophy, psychology, computer science, linguistics, and other disciplines, students of cognitive science study such phenomena as consciousness, the relation of the mind to the body, and the nature and limits of computation. This discipline addresses long-standing questions about the nature of thought, intelligence, perception, emotion, and other aspects of mental life by examining the way information is processed in computers, the nature of language, and the relation of cognition to the brain. Please refer to the Interdepartmental Programs section for more details regarding this minor.

Inquiries may be directed to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.