Secondary Major

Two-for-one: Add a secondary major in cognitive science to your engineering, management, and nursing degree, or to your BS degree from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Undergraduate students taking their degree from the schools of engineering, management, or nursing at CWRU, or taking a BS from the College of Arts and Sciences, can obtain a second major in cognitive science simply by completing its requirements and without obtaining the additional 30 units required for a dual degree. The requirements for the cognitive science major are completion of five foundation courses and five electives, which need not include either a SAGES departmental seminar or capstone.

The option of a secondary major resolves a previous disparity: students taking a BA degree in the College of Arts and Sciences have always been able to add a cognitive science major simply by completing its requirements, and many of our students major in cognitive science and biology, cognitive science and psychology, cognitive science and music, cognitive science and religious studies, etc. With the option of a secondary major, students in engineering, management, or nursing and students earning a BS in the College of Arts and Sciences enjoy a similar opportunity.