Cognitive Science Minor


What is cognitive science?

Cognitive science is the study of how intelligent beings (including people, animals, and machines) perceive, act, know, and think. It explores the process and content of thought as observed in individuals, distributed through communities, manifested in the structure and meaning of language, modeled by algorithms, and contemplated by philosophies of mind. Its models are formulated using concepts drawn from many disciplines, including psychological sciences, linguistics, logic, computer science, anthropology, and philosophy, and they are tested using evidence from psychological experiments, clinical studies, field studies, computer simulations, and neurophysiological observation (UConn Cognitive Science Program).

The Cognitive Science minor is an interdisciplinary minor encompassing courses from the following departments and programs:


Refer to the Cognitive Science Program for minor requirements and the Plan of Study.

Declaring the Minor

Students may declare the minor online via the CLAS Online Program Change website.


William Snyder in the linguistics department serves as the advisor for the minor and approves the final plan of study.