Cognitive Studies

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The cognitive studies program offers an integrative approach to the study of human consciousness and cognitive processing. This program draws from fields including philosophy, computer science, psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, art, biology and physics. Cognitive studies emphasizes strategies for investigating how biological and artificial brains solve problems. 

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iconInterests

  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Philosophical Aspects of Cognitive Science
  • Linguistic Theory
  • Philosophy
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Genetics

 

icon Learn

  • Consciousness as an information processing system
  • How consciousness arises from basic physiological processes
  • Patterns and adaptive pattern-recognition
  • Nonlinear dynamical methods
  • Human/machine interfaces
  • Processes of memory and decision-making 

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  • Consciousness as an information processing system
  • How consciousness arises from basic physiological processes
  • Patterns and adaptive pattern-recognition
  • Nonlinear dynamical methods Human/machine interfaces
  • Processes of memory and decision-making

iconCareer Opportunities

Cognitive studies majors can pursue careers in areas such as:

  • Computer programming
  • Intelligence analysis
  • Information processing
  • Medical analysis
  • Data representation and retrieval Education
  • Scientific research
  • Multimedia design
  • Software 

icon Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Studies
  • Cognitive Studies minor