You’re fascinated by how the mind works. You want to ponder the differences between human and animal brains, or answer the question of whether artificial intelligence can solve problems the way we do. A minor in cognitive science at Hartwick will help you explore these questions – and contemplate new ones.
MANY CAREER PATHS
Understanding how the brain works opens up a wide variety of career paths, from philosophy to psychology, from medical research to computer science. You could help design human-computer interfaces, work in translation, or unlock new medication and technologies to improve our lives.
Graduate work? Ph.D in Psychology or Philosophy
What majors pair well with it? Psychology, Philosophy, Computer Science
From your first year, you’ll work alongside expert faculty who will guide you in honing your focus, whether you’re interested in cognitive psychology, linguistics, computer science or philosophy.
J Term trips across the world will give you the chance to increase your cross-cultural fluency, while internship and real-world work experiences put you in a place to test-drive your developing skills.
AN EDUCATION BUILT FOR YOU
Your first step towards a meaningful career won’t be made alone. Your Guidance Team – a Success Coach, Faculty Advisor, Career Coach and Alumni Mentor - will support you throughout your journey.
In your senior year, you’ll develop a thesis project and delve deep into your research. Present at Student Showcase, or even a national conference! It all goes on your digital resume to show your future employers what you’ve accomplished.
WHERE CAN A HARTWICK EDUCATION TAKE YOU?
Mental Health Services
Like Jeremy Barnett ’10, who opened his own practice, Barnett Counseling, in Queens, NY. He combined his cognitive science minor with a psychology major, and got his MA in mental health counseling from Yeshiva University.