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Cognitive Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The Cognitive Studies major offered by Vanderbilt University is for students who wish to become active inquirers into the processes by which people learn to think, solve problems, and reason. It is broader in focus than is a traditional psychology major. This fact is reflected in the title of the Intro course: "Minds, Brains, Contexts, and Cultures."
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Overview

The 33-hour major encourages the development of flexible reasoning and an awareness of how people make decisions, skills that are useful in a wide variety of careers.

Key Facts

  • The Cognitive Studies major offered by Vanderbilt University provides excellent preparation for graduate study in the social and behavioral sciences as well as areas¾such as medicine and law¾that place importance on inquiry and thinking. The curriculum is planned to ensure that students receive a strong background in both science and the liberal arts, with an emphasis on problem solving and complex decision-making.
  • Courses in the core curriculum focus on various aspects of human cognition, including communication, cognitive development, basic cognitive processes, applications of theories of knowledge, and sociocultural aspects of learning. Students are encouraged to consult their advisers about pursuing a second major or developing an area of concentration that is consistent with their career plans.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Minds, Brains, Contexts, and Cultures
  • Music and Cognition
  • Psychology of Thinking
  • Creativity

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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