Cognitive Sciences

Researchers in this interdisciplinary field seek to understand such mental phenomena as perception, thought, memory, the acquisition and use of language, learning, concept formation, and consciousness. Some investigators focus on relationships between brain structures and behavior, while others work with computer simulation at more abstract levels.


Managerial Studies

The major in Managerial Studies is an interdepartmental, nonprofessional program designed to provide undergraduates with an understanding of the environment in which businesses and other organizations exist today. Tools employed by management in the commitment of its financial and human resources are also studied.


Neuroscience (Minor)

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that uses very diverse methodologies to investigate the human mind and brain and the relation between them.The primary aim of neuroscience is to provide an understanding of how the cognition and behavior of organisms are embodied in neural processes.


Policy Studies

This interdisciplinary major focuses on policy issues that are of public interest. Students in policy studies evaluate and analyze both the determinants and the effects of policy decisions, gaining an understanding of the policy-making process and acquiring an intellectual base for policy-making skills. This course of study addresses theoretical issues as well as applied and prescriptive policy questions.