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Program/Degree
Cognitive Science (Minor) 
Program Description

Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of human mental processes. Its fundamental goal is to determine the nature of human intelligence, and to define what is required of a physical system to produce behaviors ordinarily deemed "intelligent". Pursuit of typical problems (reasoning, language comprehension, visual recognition) involves the integration of disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, and computer science.

The Program includes a state funded research unit and awards a Ph.D. minor. Students usually enroll in the Ph.D. program of a cooperating discipline; the minor is then designed in consultation with Cognitive Science Program faculty. The Program has special strength in knowledge structure, natural language processing, and cognitive neuroscience.

More than 50 faculty from 13 departments, and the following University-wide units participate in the Program: the Center for Complex Systems Study, the Cognitive Neuroscience Center, the Institute for Neurogenic Communicative Disorders, and the Neural Systems, Memory and Aging Center.

More information about the Cognitive Science Program can be found at http://cogsci.web.arizona.edu/content/welcome-cognitive-science.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs -

The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs. GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines. The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona's enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.

 
College
Graduate College/GIDP  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Nova I Hinrichs
520-621-2065
Graduate Program Coordinator
Nova I Hinrichs
520-621-2065
Director of Graduate Studies
Mary A Peterson
520-621-5365
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Unspecified
 
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Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements
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Minor Requirements
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Student Handbook
http://www.cogsci.arizona.edu/content/graduate-minor  
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Last revised 31 Aug 2017