The Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences oversees an undergraduate minor in Cognitive Science and a graduate interdisciplinary specialization in Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

Undergraduate Minor in Cognitive Science

Advisor:  Dr. Rachael Frush Holt (

The goal of the Cognitive Science Minor is to offer students studying in a variety of fields opportunities to get grounding in Cognitive Science -- an interdisciplinary study of the mind that incorporates psychological, philosophical, linguistic, biological, and artificial intelligence approaches to how knowledge is acquired, processed, and represented in the mind. The minor in cognitive science consists of at least five courses totaling 15 credit hours.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Graduate Studies Chair:  Dr. Rachael Frush Holt (

The purpose of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Cognitive and Brain Sciences is to provide graduate students with interdisciplinary training in Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuroscience. The GIS will provide students working in disciplines related to Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuroscience, including Biophysics, Computer Science and Engineering, Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Speech and Hearing Sciences, and foreign languages, with the opportunity to broaden their theoretical and methodological training beyond the limits of their home discipline. The GIS in cognitive and brain sciences consists of at least four courses totaling 11 credit hours.