The graduate program in Cognitive Science offers training and specialization in cognition with strengths in categorization, causality, computational modeling, culture, decision making, development, emotion, evolution, language, learning, memory, motivation, and socialization.
In addition to our core strengths, researchers in Cognitive Science maintain excellent collaborative relationships with related programs on campus such as the Children's Research Lab, the Center for Perceptual Systems, the Institute for Neuroscience, the Imaging Research Center, the College of Education, Departments of Computer Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Linguistics, Neurobiology, and Religious Studies. This interdisciplinary approach fosters innovative new approaches in our research.
The goal of our program is to provide students with the interdisciplinary training they need to be successful basic and applied researchers. Graduate students are encouraged to focus on research activities throughout the program and coursework requirements are structured to facilitate these goals. Many students chose to complete a formalized Neuroimaging or Applied Statistical Modeling Track.
Graduates of the program have successfully pursued careers in academia, industry, and public institutions.