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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Cognitive Science

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Department Philosophy
College Arts & Humanities
Program Website
Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS, BA
Program Description Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary inquiry concerned with understanding the nature and development of such intelligent capacities as perception, language, reasoning, learning and problem-solving, whether these capacities are realized in biological or artifi cial systems. Such inquiry is by its very nature interdisciplinary, integrating methodological, theoretical and practical foci of Biology, Computer Science, Philosophy and Psychology into a single course of study.
Admission Requirements Admission to Major is granted by the department.
Minimum University admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (C)
Contact the Cognitive Science Program Director or the Program Advisors in one of the four participating departments.
Other Requirements Each Cognitive Science major will concentrate in one of the following disciplines: Biology, Philosophy or Psychology. The concentration typically requires 24 credits of work. In addition to the concentration each student with take core courses from each of the other participating disciplines: Biology, Computer Science, Philosophy and Psychology. Each core will typically require 12 credits of course work, a total of 36 credits. A student need not do the core for her or his area of concentration since the core is already included in the concentration.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Richard Liebendorfer
Department of Philosophy
227 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2012
College Advising

College of Arts & Humanities Advising
Gina Maahs, Student Relations Coordinator
226B Armstrong Hall

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