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Meet our Cognitive Science Majors and Alumni


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You can learn more about the Cognitive Science major from one of our excellent majors, Mohammad Wiswall: 


Majoring in Cognitive Science can take you where you want to go!

Cognitive scientists answer questions about the mind and how it computes and manipulates information using concepts and tools from many disciplines, including computer science, linguistics, mathematics, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. Understanding human behavior is foundational in many fields, making career paths for cognitive science wide-ranging. The major is also an excellent foundation for careers in other fields that draw upon Cognitive Science principles, such as business, education, law, and medicine.

Arts and Sciences in Action: Cognitive Science Style

I feel that Cognitive Science will be at the center of some of the most fundamental problems our population will have to face in the coming years of scientific and societal advancement."

Study Cognitive Science

  • Explore a dynamic field that prepares you for both industry and academic careers
  • Study how the brain works to support human behavior and intelligence
  • Learn to evaluate research questions critically, drawing upon tools from many disciplines
  • Join our community of interdisciplinary students and scholars to be a part of this high impact field!


The Center for Cognitive Science is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As a Cognitive Science major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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