Cognitive Science is the scientific study of mind and intelligence embracing philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, anthropology and biology. The Institute for Artificial Intelligence helped found the undergraduate major in Cognitive Science and has coordinated that major since 1999. This is the only Cognitive Science program in the University System. There are currently (2008) about thirty-seven students majoring in Cognitive Science, up from about twenty in 1999. The requirements for this major have not changed.
The AB in Cognitive Science is a demanding interdisciplinary program. In Area F of the core, majors must complete introductory courses in computer science, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, statistics, and symbolic logic. At the 3000-4000 level, all majors take courses in Cognitive Science (ARTI/EPSY/PSYC 3550), Theory of Knowledge (PHIL 3610), Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 4100), and Artificial Intelligence (CSCI/PHIL 4550) for a total of 13 hours. Students then choose their remaining four courses for the major from four areas: Artificial Intelligence Foundations, Language and Culture (Linguistics and Anthropology), Philosophical Foundations, and Psychological Foundations. Majors take two courses from each of two of these areas, choosing their courses from an approved list in each area.
More Cognitive Science information at the University of Georgia:
Major in Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science Major Check List
Cognitive Science Course Requirements
Minor in Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science Minor Check List
Careers in Cognitive Science
Sample Syllabus for PHIL/ARTI/EPSY/PSYCH 3550
Contact person and student advisor:
Dr. Sarah Wright
101C Peabody Hall
Last Updated: 03/02/2010