VIII. Graduate Programs
Applied Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary field that involves the empirical study of intelligent systems (human, animal, or machine) to answer questions about the nature of knowledge, its sources, development, and use. It encompasses cognitive psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and computer science/engineering. The field of Applied Cognitive Science involves three components: courses, practica, and research. In addition to the Department of Psychology, faculty members from the Departments of Philosophy, Computing and Information Systems, Engineering, and Human Health and Nutritional Sciences are involved in course instruction and research supervision. Training in Applied Cognitive Science provides students with skills to become researchers and professionals and prepares them for careers in teaching, research, and/or policy-making in areas related to perception, cognition, and performance in a variety of settings including education, government, health, and business.