Cognitive Science - A.B.

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Degree & Major: Cognitive Science - A.B.
College Name: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Department Name: Artificial Intelligence
Sarah Wright
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: Cognitive science is an emerging new science of mind and intelligent processes in humans, animals, computers, and in the abstract. The field spans a wide variety of standard disciplines including psychology, computer science, anthropology, linguistics, biology, and education. Cognitive science is expected to play a large role in the development of the technologies, training, and intervention programs of the twenty-first century. The curriculum of this interdisciplinary major includes courses in major areas including artificial intelligence, psychological foundations, language and cultural foundations, and philosophical foundations.

Career Opportunities: A cognitive science major is preferable preparation for students who plan to go on to graduate programs in cognitive science, educational technology, artificial intelligence, instructional psychology, cognitive psychology, cognitive philosophy, or cognitive neuroscience. Cognitive science A.B. holders typically find themselves employed in technology-related positions demanding excellent technical, writing, and speaking skills.
of Transfer Students:
Transfer students should have a completed core curriculum and have a GPA of 2.5.
Special Requirements: A GPA of 2.5 or better is required; 18 hours of the 24 required hours must be taken in residency.
Available Graduate Programs: MS in Artificial Intelligence, University of Georgia
MA or PhD in Philosophy, University of Georgia and elsewhere
MS or PhD in Linguistics, University of Georgia and elsewhere
MS or PhD in Cognitive Science, University of Rochester
MS or PhD in Cognitive Science, Indiana University
MS or PhD in Cognitive Science, State University at Buffalo (SUNY)
MS or PhD in Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego