Cognitive Science Minor
Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary field that studies the mind and its processes drawing from the fields of psychology, computer science, linguistics, and philosophy as well as biology, mathematics, anthropology, and others. The minor in cognitive science offers you the opportunity to explore the intersection of mind, brain, and thought.
Cognitive Science Minor curriculum
Core Courses (required)
CSC 101 Intro to Problem Solving Using Computers
PSY 180 General Psychology*
PHI 184 Logic, Language, and Truth
PSY 415 Physiological Psychology*
ENG 310 Intro to English Linguistics or PSY 326 Psychology of Language
Electives (choose 2)
ANT 140 Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ANT 325 Biological Anthropology (cross-listed with BIO 325)
BIO 305 Intro to Evolutionary Principles
BIO 528 Neurobiology
BIO 538 Animal Behavior
CSC 370 Intro to Artificial Intelligence
ENG 310 Intro to English Linguistics
MAT 460 Principles of Biomathematics (cross-listed with BIO 460)
MAT 506 Mathematical Modeling
MAT 508 Intro to Combinatorics and Graph Theory
MAT 528 Intro to Game Theory
PHI 201 Intro to Philosophy
PHI 202 Ethics
PSY 229 Social Influence
PSY 326 Psychology of Language
PSY 327 Problem-solving and Decision-making
PSY 405 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSy 414 Learning and Memory
*Psychology majors may substitute any two electives from the list of electives in
place of PSY 180 and PSY 415.
Courses taken for the psychology major may not count toward the minor. At least six hours must be upper-level courses. Other relevant ANT, BIO, CSC, MAT, PHI, or PSY courses may be substituted for listed courses with the approval of the department chair.
A minor in psychology is a useful complement to any field that involves significant interactions with people. The curriculum is very flexible with only one required course (PSY 180 General Psychology) and 15 additional credit hours that allow you to explore a range of areas and perspectives in psychology related to your interests and career goals.
Psychology Minor curriculum
PSY 180 (General Psychology) and 18 hours of PSY electives. A minimum of 12 hours must be upper-division courses (300 level or above). Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.