Five College Program in Cognitive Neuroscience

Requirements

I. Overview of Cognitive Science
Students must complete at least one course in each of these areas of study:

Rationale: A broad outlook of issues related to cognitive neuroscience.

II. Scientific Foundations (Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, & Biology)
Rationale: A greater coverage of a topic supporting the cognitive neuroscience framework. To be determined under the guidance of the student's Cogntive Neuroscience Certificate faculty advisor. It is recommended that this be in an area outside the student's major.

III. Research Methods, Design, and Analysis
Rationale: The methodological foundation needed to understand, interpret, and conduct basic research.

IV. Philosophy of Mind
Rationale: The fundamental philosophical insights to the mind-body problem, a key issue in the field of cognitive neuroscience.

V. Neuroscience (Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology)
Rationale: The basics in brain anatomy and function.

VI. Advanced Topics
Rationale: A more in-depth coverage of empirical and theoretical issues central to cognitive processes.

VII. Independent research
The student must also complete at least one semester of independent research through a thesis, course project, or special study. The course project may be completed in conjunction with one of the classes listed under the Research Methods areas. An adviser approved summer research project would also meet the research requirement. 

Courses offered throughout the Five-College Consortium that students could take to fulfill the Cognitive Neuroscience Certificate requirements are listed here.

Please note that you must consult with your advisor, requirements may be subject to change. In addition certain courses may not be available. To view courses that are currently offered visit the Courses page.


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