2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 09, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Cognitive Sciences Minor

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College of Arts and Humanities
Department of Philosophy
Psychology Building (PSY), 220


Program Director, Cognitive Sciences Minor: Dr. Jennifer Mundale

The cognitive sciences minor provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of mind, brain, and cognition, broadly construed. It complements the background of students intending to pursue graduate degrees in cognitive sciences, computer science, philosophy, psychology, biology, neuroscience, and medicine, as well as students with more immediate career goals in fields such as neural network modeling, neuroimaging, information technology, clinical or counseling psychology, biotechnology, and others.

Minor Admission Requirements

  • None

Minor Requirements

  • None

Prerequisite Courses

  • Note: It is the student’s responsibility to complete satisfactorily all prerequisite courses prior to registering for each course. Students must check the most current catalog before registering, and abide by the prerequisites in effect at that time.

Required Courses (12 Credit Hours)

  • Foundation Courses
  • Select from at least 4 subject areas.

Neuroscience (3 Credit Hours)

Psychology (3 Credit Hours)

Computer Science and Information Technology (3 Credit Hours)

Language and Linguistics (3 Credit Hours)

Restricted Electives (6 Credit Hours)

  • Select two additional courses from either the above Foundation Courses or from the following list.
  • A list of approved restricted elective courses is found in the myKnight audit.

Select Two: (6 Credit Hours)

Foreign Language Requirements

  • None

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 18

Other Requirements

  • A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required in all courses used to satisfy the minor.
  • 15 hours must be taken at the upper division.
  • No more than 3 courses may be used both toward credit for a major and the cognitive sciences minor.
  • At least 12 hours used in the minor must be earned at UCF.
  • No credit by exam (TSD, Military credit) may be used.
  • Internship, Co-op, or Independent Study requires prior approval from the advisors to be used toward the minor.

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