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The 2022-2023 requirements are not yet finalized and are subject to change so long as this notice is in place. While the information presented is generally reliable, you should confirm the information later this summer when requirements are finalized.
Cognitive Science Program

Minor in Cognitive Science

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements COGSMIN

The Minor in Cognitive Science provides an introduction to a select set of main themes in cognitive science, including math, logic, philosophy, computation, linguistics, and experimental approaches. As cognitive science is broadly interdisciplinary, the cognitive science minor will complement a wide variety of majors.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Core. Two (2) courses:
    • COGS-Q 240 Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive and Information Sciences
    • COGS-Q 350 Mathematics and Logic for the Cognitive and Information Sciences
    • COGS-Q 370 Experiments and Models in Cognition
  2. Math, Logic, or Computation. One of the following options:
    • Both of the following:
      • COGS-Q 260 Programming for the Cognitive and Information Sciences (may be exempted for students with strong computational backgrounds)
      • COGS-Q 320 Computation in the Cognitive and Information Sciences
    • COGS-Q 350 Mathematics and Logic for the Cognitive and Information Sciences
    • COGS-Q 351 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Computer Simulation
  3. Electives. Additional courses, as needed, to reach 15 credit hours:
    • COGS-Q 301 Brain and Cognition
    • COGS-Q 345 Animal Cognition
    • COGS-Q 355 Neural Networks and the Brain
    • COGS-Q 360 Autonomous Robotics
    • ANTH-A 107 Becoming Human: Evolving Genes, Bodies, Behaviors, Ideas
    • HON-H 241 Scientific Uncertainty and Discovery (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • LING-L 103 Introduction to the Study of Language
    • LING-L 203 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
    • LING-L 210 Topics in Language and Society
    • LING-L 306 Phonetics
    • LING-L 307 Phonology
    • LING-L 308 Morphology
    • LING-L 310 Syntax
    • LING-L 325 Semantics
    • LING-L 430 Language Change and Variation
    • LING-L 431 Field Methods
    • LING-L 432 Advanced Field Methods
    • LING-L 490 Linguistic Structures
    • MATH-M 384 Logic
    • MATH-M 385 Mathematics from Language
    • PHIL-P 106 Introduction to Problems of Philosophy
    • PHIL-P 105 Critical Thinking
    • PHIL-P 250 Introductory Symbolic Logic
    • PHIL-P 251 Intermediate Symbolic Logic
    • PHIL-P 310 Topics in Metaphysics
    • PHIL-P 312 Topics in the Theory of Knowledge
    • PHIL-P 320 Philosophy of Language
    • PHIL-P 350 Logic of Sets
    • PHIL-P 352 Logic and Philosophy
    • PHIL-P 360 Philosophy of Mind
    • PHIL-P 366 Philosophy of Action
    • PHYS-P 317 Signals and Information Processing in Living Systems
    • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I
    • PSY-P 155 Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences
    • PSY-P 211 Methods of Experimental Psychology
    • PSY-P 325 Psychology of Learning
    • PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 329 Sensation and Perception
    • PSY-P 330 Perception/Action
    • PSY-P 335 Cognitive Psychology
    • PSY-P 337 Clinical Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 346 Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 349 Cognitive Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 350 Human Factors/Ergonomics
    • PSY-P 405 Elementary Mathematical Psychology
    • PSY-P 407 Drugs and the Nervous System
    • PSY-P 410 Development of the Brain and Behavior
    • PSY-P 411 Neural Bases of Learning and Memory
    • PSY-P 417 Animal Behavior
    • PSY-P 423 Human Neuropsychology
    • PSY-P 424 Laboratory in Sensation and Perception
    • PSY-P 426 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 429 Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
    • PSY-P 433 Laboratory in Neuroimaging Methods
    • PSY-P 435 Laboratory in Human Learning and Cognition
    • PSY-P 438 Language and Cognition
    • PSY-P 440 Topics in Cognitive Psychology
    • PSY-P 441 Neuropsychology of Language
    • PSY-P 443 Cognitive Development
    • PSY-P 444 Scientific Writing in the Psychological and Brain Sciences
    • PSY-P 448 Social Judgment and Person Perception
    • SLHS-S 201 Speech Anatomy and Physiology
    • SLHS-S 307 Cognitive and Communicative Aspects of Aging
    • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I
    • CSCI-A 202 Introduction to Programming II
    • CSCI-A 304 Introductory C++ Programming
    • CSCI-A 306 Object-oriented Programming in C++
    • CSCI-A 321 Computing Tools for Scientific Research
    • CSCI-A 346 User-interface Programming
    • CSCI-B 351 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • CSCI-B 355 Autonomous Robotics
    • CSCI-B 401 Fundamentals of Computing Theory
    • CSCI-C 241 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
    • CSCI-C 212 Introduction to Software Systems
    • CSCI-C 311 Programming Languages
    • CSCI-C 335 Computer Structures
    • CSCI-C 343 Data Structures
    • CSCI-H 211 Introduction to Computer Science, Honors
    • CSCI-H 212 Introduction to Software Systems, Honors
    • CSCI-H 241 Discrete Structures for Computer Science, Honors
    • CSCI-H 311 Programming Languages, Honors
    • CSCI-H 335 Computer Structures, Honors
    • CSCI-H 343 Data Structures, Honors
    • CSCI-P 415 Introduction to Verification
    • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics
    • INFO-I 210 Information Infrastructure I
    • INFO-I 211 Information Infrastructure II
    • INFO-I 300 Human-computer Interaction Design and Programming
    • INFO-I 320 Distributed Systems and Collaborative Computing
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100-499 level with the COGS-Q subject area prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception
Exclusions
The following courses cannot be applied toward minor requirements:
  • COGS-X 373 Internship in Professional Practice

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science (COGSBA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science (COGSBS)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.