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Cognitive Science Minor

The cognitive science minor exposes students to ideas that are at the forefront of philosophical thought and psychological inquiry, and that form the basis for modern neuroscience and information technology.

Why Choose a Cognitive Science Minor at Salisbury University?

What does a cognitive science degree do? Virtually all professions – educators, product designers, engineers, scientists, judges, public health and safety officials, architects, and graphic designers – benefit from understanding how the brain processes information. Students who study cognitive science are in high demand in academia as well as in a variety of industries.

There is a good deal of flexibility built into SU's cognitive science minor, reflecting the interdisciplinarity of the field. For example, there are a dozen possible foundational courses to choose from. A student with less focused interests may select courses from a diverse set of disciplines. However, a student may also tailor the minor, creating a set of courses (known as a track) reflecting their particular interest. Possible tracks include Linguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience, Mind and Culture, and Symbolic Logic.

The cognitive science minor pairs well with other majors. Examples of pairings appropriate with the cognitive science minor include: a computer science major who wants to gain a deeper understanding of artificial intelligence, a biology major with an interest in cognitive neuroscience, an English major wishing to explore the empirical basis of psycholinguistics, and a psychology major trying to apprehend the philosophical questions that underlie the discipline. The adaptability and relevance of the cognitive science minor make the program suitable for students from a wide range of academic backgrounds.

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