Cognitive Science Minor

Cognitive science: put your mind to work.

How does the mind work? Can we build robots that solve problems and make decisions like humans? How is the human brain different from the brains of other animals?

Questions such as these drive the field of cognitive science.

Where a cognitive science minor can lead you.

This field has unlimited potential for future careers in a wide range of areas: the computer industry, biotechnology, medicine/medical research, clinical psychology/psychiatry, education, human-computer interface design, language translation and cross-cultural interpretation, and philosophy.


A closer look.

Primary contributing disciplines include cognitive psychology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, and philosophy.

Beyond the basic.

Like all Hartwick students, cognitive science minors learn by doing. They study in small classes with expert faculty. They travel the world. They get ready for meaningful careers and interesting lives. They thrive.

Putting cognitive science to work.

Cognitive science minors are employed in wide variety of interesting fields, and many go on to study at the most prestigious graduate schools in the nation.

Meet the cognitive science faculty.

Allen Crooker
Professor of Biology and Coordinator of Medical Technology
Ph.D., Washington State University
Areas of expertise:
anatomy & physiology, neurobiology, entomology, electron microscopy, heavy metal pathology
Howard Lichtman
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Computer Science
Ph.D. Candidate, Nova Southeastern University
Areas of expertise:
computer security, networking, computer hardware, and Microsoft Windows based operating systems.
Larry Nienart
Professor of Physics
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Areas of expertise:
electronics, radio astronomy, analog computers.
Lisa Onorato
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., New Mexico State University
Areas of expertise:
cognitive psychology, cognitive science, human factors engineering, creativity, psychological research methods.
Stefanie Rocknak
Professor and Chair of Philosophy
Ph.D., Boston University
Areas of expertise:
History of Modern Philosophy; Hume, Contemporary Philosophy; Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics, Epistemology

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