Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of intelligent systems, both human and artificial. Cognitive science aims to understand the processes and representations that are the basis for intelligent actions. Research questions center on cognition, memory, problem solving, vision, and their computational embodiment. The Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science is designed to provide students with an introduction to cognitive science and the variety of approaches used to answer questions about the science including approaches drawn from psychology, computer science, philosophy, linguistics, and neuroscience. Students completing a minor in Cognitive Science will add an interdisciplinary perspective to the training received in their major, better preparing them for employment or further study in a variety of sciences and social sciences.
The minor in cognitive science is awarded only to students completing an undergraduate major at UNC Charlotte. A minor in Cognitive Science consists of 18 semester hours: three hours of required coursework, nine hours of restricted electives outside of the student’s primary major, and the remaining six hours of unrestricted electives. To qualify for the Cognitive Science minor, students must have a grade point average of at least 2.0 in courses applied to the minor. Because additions and deletions of courses may be made to correspond to current University offerings, students are encouraged to consult with the Program Director as they plan their schedules.
Admission and Progression Requirements, and all Program Requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Please see the information below: