BA in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary—Cognitive Science Concentration

Fantasy-inspired image of the human mind as a jigsaw puzzle.

Cognitive Science unites UB's Departments of Anthropology, Computer Science and Engineering, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology in the shared pursuit of understanding how the mind works.

The Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA—Cognitive Science Concentration is a special joint academic program designed for students interested in using an interdisciplinary approach to study the cognitive aspects of philosophy, artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, and computational linguistics, among others.

It is the study of how the mind works. It investigates thought and consciousness, the senses and emotions, the structure of language, cultural patterns, neural organization, and the computational analogs of mental processes. It examines how these areas interact, how they develop in the growing human, and how they appear in other animals.

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The BA in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary program currently enrolls 938 students—654 accepted majors, 278 intended majors, 3 accepted subsequent bachelor's degree majors, and 3 intended subsequent bachelor's degree majors. (October 11, 2019)