The interdisciplinary Cognitive Science program at Cornell supports connections to psychology, computer science, linguistics, human development, philosophy, neurobiology, information science, mathematics, computational vision, and computational linguistics. One of the advantages of an interdepartmental program is the breadth of resources it affords its students and faculty. With such a broad foundation, the program allows and encourages students and faculty to pursue research that spans many departments.
Cognitive Science prepares students for graduate studies or nonacademic work in areas that require a combination of technical skills, scientific reasoning, social and psychological sophistication, and excellent writing and speaking skills. Cog Sci students will be well prepared for nonacademic career paths that require interdisciplinary skills at the intersection of social science, technology, and the humanities.