Our cognitive science minor is the interdisciplinary study of the mind and its processes — how and why we think the way we think. Perhaps one of the most interdisciplinary fields offered at Truman, cognitive science lies at the crossroads of neuroscience, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, anthropology and artificial intelligence.
Choose Your Own Path
With no required core classes, you are free to choose from a number of related courses in three out of four key areas of focus: computational cognition, language cognition, the psychology of cognition, and the philosophy of cognition. Many of your current major courses can also count toward this minor where appropriate.
You’ll also work closely with a faculty mentor on a capstone project or complete a related internship, finishing with a reflective essay demonstrating your understanding of this fascinating field.
We Help You Succeed
At Truman, you benefit from the small classes and personal attention only available at a small undergraduate institution. You’ll enjoy research opportunities that are more difficult to come by at a larger institution. Your classes are taught by professors – not graduate students – and our 16:1 faculty-to-student ratio insures you’ll receive the personal attention you need when you need it.
Discover New Connections
At Truman, we know that all fields of study are connected in complicated and fascinating ways. Cognitive Science is one of fifteen interdisciplinary studies programs available for you to explore the new possibilities that open up when two or more fields overlap. Our interdisciplinary studies major even allows you to custom-design your own field of study.
Cognitive Science Minor Committee
For more information, please contact the chair or a committee member:
- Chair: Alan Garvey (Computer Science Department)
- Brett Berke (Biology Department)
- Royce Kallerud (English & Linguistics Department)
- Sarah Mohler (English & Linguistics Department)
- David Murphy (Philosophy & Religion Department)
- Ashley Ramsey (Psychology Department)
Cognitive Science Minor Worksheet
March 29, 2018
Congratulations to Kyle Spratt for recently passing Exam P/I. Also congratulations to Rachael Miller and Steven Haarmann for recently accepting internship positions. Rachael and Steven will both be with Centene in Clayton, Mo.
March 19, 2018
Congratulations to Jo Datz, Wyatt Mansell and Maggie Tauser for recently accepting positions as Actuaries. Jo will be with Ekon Benefits in St. Louis, Wyatt will be with Willis Towers Watson in St. Louis and Maggie will be with Missouri Farm Bureau in Jefferson City. Congratulations to Nick Theile, Camden Woods and Evan Thierry for […]