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.


Stefanie Rocknak

Professor and Chair of Philosophy & Cognitive Science Program Coordinator

Allen Crooker

Professor of Biology and Coordinator of Medical Technology

Howard Lichtman

Professor and Department Chair of Computer Science

Larry Nienart

Professor of Physics

Lisa Onorato

Professor of Psychology