Cognitive Science is the study of human knowledge, of which one aspect is the study of how knowledge is acquired, stored, and represented in the mind, including the mind's underlying biological mechanisms. Another aspect of Cognitive Science concerns how knowledge is understood, remembered, communicated, and used in the performance of activities, including the acquisition and application of skills and information. This latter aspect provides the practical applications of cognitive science, and thereby ensures a demand for graduates in both academic and industrial markets. Training for graduates in cognitive science prepares students admirably for many of the fields that are targeted as the major growth fields of the 21st century: telecommunications, information processing, medical analysis, data retrieval, education, and multimedia services.
The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) currently offers two graduate certificate programs: one has a general science focus, the other focuses on human language technology. The cognitive science academic certificate programs are interdisciplinary programs for graduate students in the following departments (see the undergraduate Cognitive Science page for certification at the undergraduate level):
- Psychology & Neuroscience
- Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
- Computer Science
- Architecture, Planning and Design (Denver Campus)
- Information Science
- Integrative Physiology
For more information, visit the Institute of Cognitive Science website or call Donna Caccamise at 303-735-3602.
While many faculty teach both undergraduate and graduate students, some instruct students at the undergraduate level only. For more information, contact the faculty member's home department.
Professor; PhD, University of Chicago
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Colorado Boulder
Carter Carston, Ronald McKell
Assistant Professor; PhD, California Institute of Technology
Associate Professor Adjunct
Professor; PhD, University of Memphis
Kim, Albert E.
Associate Professor; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Martin, James H.
Professor; PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Mozer, Michael C.
Professor; PhD, University of California, San Diego
Penuel, William Richard
Distinguished Professor; PhD, Clark University
Professor, Institute Director; PhD, University of Colorado Boulder
Van Vuuren, Sarel
Associate Research Professor; PhD, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science Technology
Ward, Wayne Hinson
Research Professor; PhD, University of Colorado Boulder
Yaeger, Barbara Jean
Assistant Research Professor; PhD, Oakland University