Cognitive Science Minor
Program Director: Joseph Toscano, Ph.D.
Office Location: Tolentine Hall Rm M52
Telephone: (610) 519-4755
The Cognitive Science Program offers a course of study in the interdisciplinary field of Cognitive Science, bringing together perspectives from cognitive psychology, computer science, philosophy, and biology to understand how intelligent systems function. An undergraduate concentration and an undergraduate minor are available to all students in undergraduate colleges of the University. The program is particularly well-suited to students majoring in Psychology, Computing Sciences, Philosophy, and Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience.
MINOR (15 credits)
- The five courses used to fulfill the Minor must span at least three different disciplines.
- Choose two courses from the first three listed items. Select three electives from the list. Five courses in total are required to fulfill the minor requirements.
- Special topics, research, and independent study electives (BIO 6409, BIO 6509, CSC 5900, CSC 5930, CSC 5993, PHI 2990, PHI 4990, PSY 2900, PSY 5900) require approval of the Cognitive Science Program.
- For courses that have prerequisites, Cognitive Science students should apply to have the prerequisites waived. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis by the course instructor, or in some cases, the Director of the Cognitive Science Program, after considering the particular student's background. In most cases, it is expected that the prerequisites will be able to be waived.