Cognitive Science Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Cognitive Science major should demonstrate competency in:

1. Application of knowledge using critical thinking skills: Students should be able to use critical thinking to evaluate and interpret evidence, and to apply cognitive science concepts, theories, and research findings to individual, social, and cultural issues.

2. Application of research methods with values and integrity: Students should be able to apply basic research methods in cognitive science, with sensitivity to ethical principles.

3. Communication skills: Students should be able to demonstrate effective communication skills following professional conventions in cognitive science appropriate to purpose and context.

4. Awareness of methodological and theoretical diversity: Students should be able to understand the complexities of cognition using neural, embodied, social, and/or technological approaches.