Cognitive Science Minor

Over the course of the Cognitive Science minor, students will become familiar with the development of Cognitive Science, what the primary concerns are, including mind, thinking and intelligence, and grasp the relevance and basic contributions of the various disciplines relevant to Cognitive Science.


Applications may be submitted to the cognitive science academic advisor at any time. Students applying should have a minimum cumulative average of 65% and should have successfully completed at least one of the required courses. Students must also submit a Plan Modification Form to declare their intent to add the minor.


Students enrolled in any degree program may pursue a minor designation in Cognitive Science. This Minor will be of particular interest to students who wish to pursue the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence.

The Cognitive Science Minor requires successful completion of a minimum of four academic course units (eight courses) with a minimum cumulative average of 65%.

Required Courses

Complete 1 of the following:
  • PHIL 256 - Introduction to Cognitive Science (0.50)
  • PSYCH 256 - Introduction to Cognitive Science (0.50)

Approved Courses list

Complete seven courses, three from List 1 and four from List 2.

View the full list of courses in the Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar


  • Course selection must be approved by the Academic Advisor of the Cognitive Science Minor or by the Psychology Undergraduate Advisor.
  • Courses in the "three of" category above can also be counted as electives if they are not counted toward the "three of" requirement.