Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Cognitive Science - About The Program

About Our Degrees

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum UB GPA of 2.0.
Minimum grade of B- in PSY 342.

Acceptance Information

Deadlines: Rolling
Number of accepted majors (2014-2015): 9
Total number of majors currently enrolled: 13

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

Each of the interdisciplinary degree programs offers a curriculum that allows students to combine coursework from three or more departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. There are also options to incorporate courses from other areas of the university, allowing students to obtain a broad range of skills and education.

The typical class size for:

Freshman/introductory courses is: 40-100
Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 30-150
Upper level/advanced courses is: 10-45

In the IDP, what do teaching assistants (TAs) do?

Many courses in the social sciences interdisciplinary program's curricula originate in other departments, where teaching assistants may be assigned instructional or grading duties.

Suggested Introductory Courses
  • APY 106 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • CSE 113 Introduction to Computer Programming I
  • LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis or LIN 207 Language, Society and the Individual
  • PHI 175 Introduction to Deductive Logic
  • PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
  • PSY 207 Psychological Statistics

For course descriptions, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.

About Our Faculty

Thirty-six faculty members in cognitive science represent eleven academic departments within the College of Arts and Sciences as well as departments from other areas of the university, such as industrial engineering and computer science and engineering.

Please visit our department website for additional information about our faculty.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

The Interdisciplinary Degree Programs' concentrations offer an opportunity to focus studies on a particular topic whose breadth and diversity overlap several departments.

In the Cognitive Science concentration, students have the option of completing a senior thesis. During the course of one semester in the senior year, the student works in collaboration with a cognitive science faculty member to perform research on an original topic and produce a written report.

Extracurricular Activities

See the UB Student Association.

Complementary Programs and Courses

Majors that Complement Cognitive Science

Minors that Complement Cognitive Science

Links to Further Information About this Program

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