Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of cognition in humans, animals, and machines. It encompasses the traditional disciplines of psychology, computer science, neuroscience, linguistics and philosophy. The goal of cognitive science is to understand the principles of intelligence with the hope that this will lead to better comprehension of the mind and of learning and to develop intelligent devices.
Undergraduate Cognitive Science studies at McGill are truly interdisciplinary, with four principal areas which contribute to the minor:
- Computer Science
The Minor Cognitive Science is intended to allow students in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science to explore the interdisciplinary study of cognition. The goal is to understand the principles of intelligence with the hope that this will lead to a better understanding of the mind and learning.
Depending on your interests and experience or with additional training or education, you could become a professional:
- Mental Health Clinician
- Research Associate
- Intelligence Specialist
As a Cognitive Science student, you can take courses like:
Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.
Minors that complement this program:
Ready to apply?
The Minor Cognitive Science is open to students in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science.
See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.