Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science is the scientific study of mind and intelligence embracing philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, anthropology and biology. The Institute for Artificial Intelligence helped found the undergraduate major in Cognitive Science and has coordinated that major since 1999. This is the only Cognitive Science program in the University System.

The AB in Cognitive Science is a demanding interdisciplinary program. In the major-related core, students take lower-level classes in computer science, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and statistics. At the upper-division level, all majors take courses in Cognitive Science (ARTI/PHIL/PSYC 3550), Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 4100) and choose between either Artificial Intelligence (CSCI/PHIL 4550) or Generative Syntax (ENGL/LING 3150). After being exposed to a wide range of interdisciplinary classes, students then focus in on two (or more) of our four areas of concentration: Artificial Intelligence Foundations, Philosophical Foundations, Psychological Foundations, and Language and Culture (Linguistics and Anthropology). Majors must take five classes across these subject areas, with at least two classes in two different areas.

Sample Syllabi for Cognitive Science courses can be found here.

Additional Cognitive Science information at the University of Georgia:

Major in Cognitive Science
Minor in Cognitive Science
Careers in Cognitive Science

Contact person and student advisor:

Dr. Sarah Wright
Philosophy Department
101C Peabody Hall
sawright@uga.edu

(706) 583-0530