Digital brain with language symbols coming from mouth

Cognitive science (“cogsci”) programs started to develop in the 1980s in response to a call for a more integrated approach that did not restrict the study of the mind to a single discipline. Most cogsci programs are centered on psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, and/or computing. 

At Case Western Reserve University, our cognitive science program is unique in that we also use methods from the arts and humanities. In addition to taking courses in traditional areas of cognitive science (cognitive neuroscience, philosophy), our students also study the relationship between cognition and culture (language, literature, film, design, music, etc.). 

Beyond the academic experience the cognitive science program provides, you can take advantage of other programs in arts and humanities at the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as immersive experiences at institutions in the University Circle community. 

Undergraduate Academic Offerings 

Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science

This major is highly flexible and will provide you with the opportunity to integrate a wide variety of approaches—and apply them to the study of the human mind. Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science. And, explore the range of career opportunities for which this degree can prepare you.

Minor in Cognitive Science

This minor provides a good basic grounding in cognitive science, and allows you to narrow your exposure to those aspects of the field most relevant to your other academic interests. Discover the minor in cognitive science.

Graduate Academic Offerings

Master of Arts in Cognitive Linguistics 

In this program, you’ll dive deep into cognitive linguistics—an approach to the study of language that begins with the assumption that language is not separate from other cognitive processes. See more about the Master of Arts in Cognitive Linguistics.