Undergraduate students majoring in psychology and neuroscience; philosophy; linguistics; computer science; speech, language and hearing sciences; education; integrative physiology; information science; or architecture and planning may be interested in extending the breadth of their undergraduate studies to earn a certificate in cognitive science.
Training in cognitive science prepares students admirably well 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. As the world is enveloped by the information age, cognitive scientists will be uniquely positioned to deal with this information.
Students interested in the program can learn more on the department's Undergraduate Program webpage.
To earn the certificate, students must take at least six courses for a minimum of 18 credit hours. Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses for the certificate and must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better.
Additional credit hours may be required as prerequisites to classes chosen to fulfill the certificate plan of study, but these courses usually also fulfill degree requirements. Proposed substitute courses must be preapproved by the ICS Academic Director.
Required Courses and Credits
|Introductory Cognitive Psychology
|CSCI 3702/PHIL 3310/LING 3005/PSYC 3005/SLHS 3003
|Advanced Skills Requirements
|Take a two-course advanced skills sequence from two of the following five areas, one sequence may be in the student's major.
|Taking classes in the psychology focus area would require a minimum of 7 units, and an aditional minimum of 4 units for prerequisites.
|Advanced Cognitive Psychology
|Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
|Psychology of Perception
|Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
|Language and Mind
|Taking classes in the linguistics focus area would require a minimum of 6 units, and an additional minimum of 3 units for prerequisites.
|Language Sound Structures
|Language and Mind
|Morphology and Syntax
|Taking classes in the computer science focus area would require a minimum of 6 units and an additional minimum of 4 units for prerequisites. Choose two of the following:
|Fundamentals of Human Computer Interaction
|Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
|Special Topics in Computer Science
|Taking classes in the Philosophy focus area would require a minimum of 6 units, and an additional minimum of 3 units for prerequisites. Two of the following six courses in Philosophy:
|Philosophy of Mind
|Philosophy of Science
|Philosophy of Language
|Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
|Taking classes in the speech, language and hearing Sciences focus area would require a minimum of 6 units, and an additional 3 units for prerequisites.
|Anatomy, Physiology, and Science of Speech
|Language Disorders Across the Lifespan
|Total Credit Hours