BA in Social Science Interdisciplinary - Cognitive Science Concentration

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.


Cognitive Science is one of six concentration areas in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary major. It is 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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