Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

This cross-disciplinary program offers you a challenging opportunity to study the mind and its processes.

Cognitive science majors will examine the nature of thought, memory, perception and language from a variety of different perspectives in order to acquire a rich knowledge of the mind. You will have the chance to study the different ways in which infants and non-human animals may be able to think and reason, how computers may be programmed to demonstrate intelligence and the nature of the relationship between social interaction and cognition.

Our professors are conducting research in such diverse areas as:

  • infant social cognition
  • human-computer interaction
  • cognitive ethology
  • moral psychology
  • artificial intelligence

To gain an expansive knowledge of the cognitive processes we might find in humans, animals and machines, you can combine courses from:

  • philosophy
  • psychology
  • linguistics
  • computer science
  • information technology

In order to integrate findings from different fields, you'll be trained in the methodologies of different disciplines, and you'll have the opportunity to apply these methods in order to examine the nature of thought, memory, perception, language, and other cognitive processes. You will have the opportunity to take courses in:

  • Minds, Brains, and Machines
  • Neural Basis of Behaviour
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
  • Animal Behaviour

Your studies will be enriched by your contact with energetic professors and research groups involved in groundbreaking work in fields such as vision, social cognitive neuroscience, language evolution, autism research, robotics, ape cognition and consciousness.

Possible Career Paths
Neuroscientist, speech pathologist, educator, therapist



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Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Fall entry


Winter entry


Summer entry



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