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What is Cognitive Science?

Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and the nature of intelligence.

Scholars can come from a wide range of backgrounds -- including psychology, computer science, philosophy, mathematics, neuroscience, and others -- but share the common goals of better understanding the mind.

Training in cognitive science prepares students admirably well for many of the careers that are major growth fields of the twenty-first century, including: telecommunications, information processing, medical analysis, data retrieval, human-computer interaction, and education.

Read an article written from the perspective of a Cognitive Science faculty member.

Read letters written by Cognitive Science program alumni.