Choose your own path
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. With no required core classes, you are free to choose from a number of in three 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
Chair: Alan Garvey (Computer Science)
David Connor (Psychology)
Royce Kallerud (English & Linguistics)
Sarah Mohler (English & Linguistics)
David Murphy (Philosophy & Religion)
The 75th annual William Lowell Putnam competition will be held from 9 am till 5 pm on Saturday, December 6. The competition is open to all undergraduates enrolled full-time at any North American university. Every year Truman enters several students in the competition and we have done well in past years in both the individual and team […] Read More
Thursday, September 11 at 3:30 in VH1224, Ali Berens from Iowa State University’s Computational Biology program will be here to present her research on Caste Determination Across Social Insects: An Interdisciplinary Approach. (abstract below) Ali is also happy to meet with students about Iowa State’s Computational Biology program after her talk. Again, the talk is Thursday […] Read More