Symbolic Systems is an academic program at Stanford University with an interdisciplinary concentration on "the science of the mind" including courses in computer science, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. The program is analogous to cognitive science departments at other schools.
- Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook
- Matt Flannery
- Scott Forstall
- Reid Hoffman
- Mike Krieger
- Yul Kwon
- Marissa Mayer
- Yuko Munakata
- Srinija Srinivasan
- Tina Chen
Notable students currently
- Blogger Catherine Goetze (Cath in College)
- Martinuzzi, Bruna (September 18, 2013). "Symbolic Systems: The Hot Major Among Highly Successful People". OPEN Forum. American Express. Archived from the original on 2015-11-29. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
It's a multidisciplinary major that blends computer science with psychology, linguistics and philosophy
- "What is Sym Sys?". Symbolic Systems Program. Stanford University. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
majors are required to take courses in the Departments of Computer Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology
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- Stanford University's Symbolic Systems Homepage
- Arizona State University's Symbolic Systems Certificate
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