Interdepartmental Undergraduate Specialization in Cognitive Science
The undergraduate specialization in cognitive science, which is administered by the College of Arts & Letters, is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student's degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree. The Specialization in Cognitive Science introduces students to one of the most important remaining mysteries in science: the nature of mind and how biological systems process complex information to produce thought and adaptive behavior, and how artificial systems can be endowed with the same capabilities. The scientific study of the nature of mind requires familiarity with many different theoretical perspectives and empirical traditions, and an appreciation for the concerns of several different academic disciplines. Students in the specialization will gain perspective on these problems from a variety of disciplinary viewpoints. Students who plan to complete the requirements for the Specialization in Cognitive Science should consult the undergraduate adviser for the Cognitive Science Program at undergradinfo at cogsci dot msu dot edu.
Requirements for the Specialization in Cognitive Science