Requirements for the major and minor in cognitive science through the Department of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University can be found in the General Bulletin. In addition to satisfying general education requirements, you will take five foundational courses and five electives.
Explore the course listings and program features below, and contact us if you have any questions!
|Course Code and Title
|COGS 101: Introduction to Cognitive Science (typically taught in fall)
|COGS 102: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (typically taught in spring)
|COGS 201: Human Cognition in Evolution and Development (typically taught in fall)
|COGS 202: Cognition and Culture (typically taught in spring)
Methods Course Options
Foundation courses are all entry level and can be taken in any order. That’s right—you can start with any course, any semester.
Fifteen approved elective credit hours are required—typically five courses. At least three of these courses must be at the 200 or 300 level. There is no list of courses that can be used to fulfill elective requirements. Students design different foci for their major by choosing a set of electives that focus on the study of advanced higher-order human cognition as part of a unified COGS degree.
Your advisor will guide you through this process. You can also review answers to common questions about fulfilling the major requirements.