Department of Philosophy

Mathematics and Science Center, Room 752
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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(248) 370-3390
fax: (248) 370-3157

Cognitive Science Minor

What is the cognitive science minor?

A minor in cognitive science prepares students for a range of technological, health or research focused careers. Minoring in cognitive science opens doors for more specialized work, including artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, neuropsychiatry and the science of consciousness.

What's required? 

To earn a minor in philosophy of cognitive science, students must complete a minimum of 20 credits in philosophy, including:

  • PHL 3830 - Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence (4) or PHL 3720 - Topics in the Philosophy of Science (4)
  • PHL 3110 - Freedom, Agency, and Responsibility (4) or PHL 3820 - Mental Causation (4)
  • PHL 3800 - Philosophy of Mind (4) or PHL 3810 - Consciousness and Persons (4)

and

One course chosen from:

  • PHL 3700 - Philosophy of Science (4)
  • PHL 3710 - Philosophy of Biology (4)
  • PHL 3410 - Theories of Knowledge (4)

and

One PHL elective course