What will I learn?

Cognitive science is the empirical study of intelligent systems, including the human mind. An interdisciplinary science, it combines results from biology, computer science, linguistics, mathematics, neuroscience, philosophy and psychology to the study of language processing, perception, action, learning, concept formation, inference and other activities of the mind, with applications for information technology and the study of artificial intelligence.

The BA in Cognitive Science in the College requires a total of 16 course units:

  • ONE credit for the core course COGS 001
  • SIX credits in the breadth requirement
  • and NINE credits in a concentration area chosen by the student.

Concentration: 9 credits

Beyond the more structured breadth requirements, the student chooses one of four concentrations: Cognitive Neuroscience, Computation and Cognition, Language and Mind, or a special Independent Concentration constructed to meet a set of interests not included in one of the other concentrations.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Total Course Units: 36)

Tuition fees
US$51,156.00 per year
Start date

27 August 2019, 15 January 2020, 1 September 2020


College of Arts and Sciences

120 Claudia Cohen Hall,

249 South 36th Street,



19104, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 600 in paper based TOEFL.

For international students

International applicant should have completed a program of secondary education that would enable you to enter a university in your own country (e.g., A-levels, Abitur).

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