About Us

The Cognitive Science Program is an interdisciplinary academic unit that brings together faculty who are researching and teaching cognitive science related areas and subjects. Our associate member faculty span a wide variety of Departments, Schools and Faculties across campus.

We offer students the unusual opportunity to undertake a cognitive science degree at the undergraduate level. We encourage interested undergrads to participate in research and seek opportunities to work with our faculty and associate member faculty. Such mentor and collaboration relationships have produced highly skilled and well regarded grads, many of whom have already published by the end of their undergraduate degree.

Students who complete a major, honours or minor in Cognitive Science develop an approach to learning, that is robust and informed.  Students tailor their interdisciplinary program according to their interests by choosing concentrations from a range of elective courses.  The program suits self directed students and students interested in following and building on their curiosity in more than one area and detecting relationships between them.

Seeking an understanding of human nature and how the human mind works, students in the Cognitive Science Program, practice critical thinking, research and evaluative skills.  Subject areas of interest include language (both human and computer); sensation, perception and attention; the nature of consciousness; computer models for intelligent systems; patterns, rules and logic; cognitive psychology; philosophy of mind, memory.

Students find their experience completing their degree in Cognitive Science rich and rewarding.  The student society is an active group of undergrads where all cognitive science students, and students interested in mind and cognition can find community and camaraderie. the Undergraduate Advisor is readily available to support students and answer questions.