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Welcome to Cognitive Science!

Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, embracing psychology, philosophy, linguistics, neuroscience, anthropology, computer science, and engineering.  The study of the mind is exciting for theoretical reasons, since the attempt to investigate the nature of thinking is as challenging as anything attempted by science.

It is also exciting for practical reasons, since knowing how the mind works is important for improving education, treating mental illness, improving design of computers and other artifacts, and developing expert systems.  The Study of the mind is inherently interdisciplinary, requiring the diverse insights and methodologies of psychologists, philosophers, computer scientists, linguists, neuroscientists, anthropologists, and other thinkers.

Discover options to enhance your degree

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Minor (undergraduate)

The Cognitive Science has admission requirements for undergraduate students looking to successfully complete the minor.

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Graduate diploma

Eligible students in a approved MA or PhD program can enrol in the Cognitive Science graduate diploma.