Vassar has the oldest degree-granting undergraduate cognitive science program in the nation. The department’s key elements are sustained exposure to an integrated multidisciplinary perspective through core courses on perception and action, language, knowledge and cognition, and research methods; development of specialized expertise in a research area or methodology through electives; and completion of a senior research project or thesis.
Jan K. Andrews Associate Professor and Chair of Cognitive Science
AB, Bard College; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Gwen J. Broude Professor of Cognitive Science
AB, Hunter College; AM, PhD, Harvard University
Joshua R. de Leeuw Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science
BA, Vassar College; PhD, Indiana University