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Learning Outcomes for Cognitive Science Majors

Students who complete a major in Cognitive Science: 

  • Are eager to work across disciplinary fields creatively to address questions about the mind/brain and mental life of human beings
  • Demonstrate understanding of the methodologies, concepts and theories used by psychologists, philosophers, linguists, computer scientists and cognitive neuroscientists to address questions of mind/brain and information processing
  • Demonstrate competence in the techniques commonly used in the fields that comprise cognitive science, including:
    - Computational tools
    - Statistical methods
    - Experimental design
    - Linguistic analyses
  • Are able to synthesize research findings from two or more disciplines in the cognitive sciences, formulating and evaluating questions involving the mind/brain or information processing
  • Can construct a readable, well-supported research report
  • Are ready for significant scholarly participation in the several fields of cognitive science 


Last Updated: 7/9/12