Cognitive Science Major

Cognitive Science, among some of the newest majors that UC Davis offers, encompasses courses from the departments of Philosophy, Psychology, Linguistics and Statistics.

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Cognitive Science is a new and growing multidisciplinary study of the mind, including perspectives from philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and anthropology.

How does the mind work? This is the foundational tenet of Cognitive Science. It is the interdisciplinary study of human behavior and intelligence, with a focus on how information is perceived, processed and transformed. The field draws from anthropology, biology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy and sociology to learn how the mind determines behavior. Students interested in artificial intelligence, linguistics, education, the health sciences and sociocultural careers will want to explore this field of study.

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