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Cognitive Science


College: College of Liberal Arts

Department: English and Philosophy


The Cognitive Science Minor, open to all ASU students other than Cognitive Science Majors, is designed to introduce students to cognitive science topics as addressed in a number of different disciplines—such as biology, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, and psychology—while also allowing students to pursue a more in-depth study within specific areas of cognitive science of their own choosing.

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 18 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.25 or a grade of at least a “C” for each course.

Coursework Overview

Sem. Hrs.
 PHIL 2403, Introduction to Cognitive Science
Select fifteen hours from the following:
   BIO 3033, Evolution
   BIO 3323 AND 3231, Animal Physiology and Laboratory
   BIO 4133 AND 4131, Cell Biology and Laboratory
   ECH 4033, Learning and Development of Young Children
   PHIL 4403, Metaphysics
   PHIL 4443, Philosophy of Mind
   POSC 4003, Political Psychology
   PSY 3043, Child Psychology
   PSY 3303, Motivation
   PSY 3413, Adolescent Psychology
   PSY 3453, Developmental Psychology
   PSY 4323, Physiological Psychology
   PSY 4363, Cognitive Psychology
   SOC 3293, Social Behavior
   SOC 4213, Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence
Total Required Hours:

Please consult with your advisor if you plan on pursuing a minor in Cognitive Science.