Undergraduate Minor

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 approaches used to study the mind, covering topics 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 through the following link: Cognitive Science Minor.

To declare the minor in Cognitive Science, you must be an undergraduate enrolled at UNC Charlotte and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. To declare the minor, please complete the Minor Request Form. If you have questions about the minor please contact the program director at cog-sci@uncc.edu.