Cognitive Science


Cognitive science is the study of how the human mind thinks through processes such as perception, memory, and reasoning.  This degree is based on a core of biology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and math.  Graduates of this program will gain the opportunity to work in human factors engineering, human/computer interaction, artificial intelligence design, market research analysis, neurological testing and product design, robotics, and web development.

High School Preparation


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  • Information Systems Managers
  • Database Administrator
  • Marketing Manager
  • Data Communications Analyst

This is a relatively new program at UW-Stout, career employment and salary statistics are not yet available.

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» Sample Freshman Schedule

General Psychology
Freshman English Composition
SPCOM 100 Fundamentals of Speech
Humanities and the Arts course

Freshman Reading
Technology course
STATS 130 or 320
Human Biology
Cognitive Science

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

» Courses You May Take in the Major

General Psychology
Psychology as a discipline and an applied science. Scientific methodology applied to behavior and mental processes. Examines learning, memory, perception, motivation, development, individual and group differences, mental health, the physiological and cultural basis for behavior, and applies psychological principles to human experience.

Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to concepts and methods; variability of culture; outline of cultural elements; processes of cultural change.

Cognitive Science 1
Multidisciplinary approaches to cognitive science from the fields of psychology, computer science philosophy, neuroscience, and anthropology. Laboratory-based research methods.

Cognitive Science 2
Cognitive science research methodologies and problem-based laboratory exercises related to major cognitive science concepts.

Mathematics and the Brain
Basic principles of computational cognitive neuroscience. Simulating cognition using biologically based networks of neuron-like units (neural networks).

Philosophy of Mind
Analysis of philosophical issues concerning the nature of mind, consciousness, and thought, and applications to cognitive science.

Motivation and Emotion
An experimentally oriented introduction to the fundamental principles of motivation and emotion.

Physiology and Anatomy
The structure and function of the human organism at the cellular, organ, and organism levels with emphasis on the physiological control systems and the concept of homeostasis as the unifying concept in physiology.


See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.


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Contact Information

Desiree Budd, Program Director
210G Harvey Hall
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715/232-2669

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