Cognitive Science

Cognitive science is an area of study that attempts to scientifically understand how the human mind works. It is a highly interdisciplinary field, combining psychology, linguistics, computer science, and neuroscience. Areas of research in cognitive science include language, memory, visual perception, thinking and reasoning, social cognition, and decision making. Knowledge in cognitive science is also a basis for artificial intelligence but its use is not limited to artificial intelligence. Understanding the mechanisms through which human mind works is important in today’s business environment because most of high-tech products people use every day are built on the understanding of human mind and behavior – smartphones, computers, TVs, home appliances, electronic devices, and more.

Not many schools offer cognitive science as an independent major – cognitive science is usually a part of psychology or computer science department. JCFS offers cognitive science as an independent major with the aim of providing the most essential and in-depth cognitive science knowledge applicable to industries within the limited time of undergraduate years. With education in cognitive science major from JCFS, students will be able to get jobs in fields including but not limited to these: market researcher, product designer, user experience designer, marketing communications coordinator, software developer and engineer, social media engineer, and research scientist.

Below is the curriculum for students choosing cognitive science (CS) major in JCFS.

YEAR 1

YEAR 1
General Education Courses

YEAR 2

Spring

YEAR 2 Spring
Calculus or Linear Algebra
Foundations of Cognitive Science
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Python for Cognitive Science

Fall

YEAR 2 Fall
Statistics & Probability
Fundamentals of Computer Science
Elective
(select 2)
Introduction to Algorithms & Data Structure
Database Systems
Data Ethics

YEAR 3

Spring

YEAR 3 Spring
Machine Learning
Computation in Cognitive & Information Science
Elective
(select 2)
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Programming Language
Computational Thinking for Problem Solving

Fall

YEAR 3 Fall
Deep Learning
Computer Vision
Robotics Science and System
Human-Computer Interaction

YEAR 4

Spring

YEAR 4 Spring
Behavioral Decision Making
Elective
(select 3)
Perception
Machine Learning and Data Mining
Algorithms for Sensor Based Robotics
Advanced natural Language Processing

Fall

YEAR 4 Fall
‘TEAM PROJECT”

* The specific courses may change