Learning Goals

The individualized major in Cognitive Science offers an opportunity for exceptional, creative, self-motivated students to explore innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of the foundational and computational workings of the mind.

Students will know the leading concepts, philosophical foundations, theoretical approaches, and empirical findings across the disciplines which make up the cognitive and decision sciences, including computer science, economics, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology.

Students will learn basic research methods with an emphasis on current topics and interdisciplinary methods.

Students will develop analytical thinking, quantitative and computational methods and deploy those in understanding questions about human cognition.