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Cognitive Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #551 (QS) Bethlehem, PA, United States
Cognitive Science at Lehigh University is the science of this amazing frontier. It is the scientific study of minds and brains, be they human or animal, real or artificial.
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Overview

Researchers study how people, other animals, and computers perceive, understand, learn, and act. They try to understand the fundamental nature of intelligence and how it arises from material substances. 

They ask how understanding human intelligence can improve the performance of machines, and how intelligent machines can augment human thought. They study how cognitive functions develop, and how they break down when brains or machines are damaged. Cognitive Science is inherently interdisciplinary, bringing together methods and discoveries from psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, and computer science. 

The Cognitive Science program at Lehigh University offers an undergraduate major and minor and a graduate certificate. Each semester, we invite speakers and organize other events to stimulate the exchange of ideas and foster discussion among faculty and students. Please join us as we explore the mysteries of minds and brains.

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:

  • Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • Artificial Intellence Theory and Practice
  • Theory Of Knowledge
  • Health Care Reasoning and Decision-Making
  • Senior Project in Cognitive Science: Proposal
  • Supervised Research
  • Independent Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • $70 Application Fee
  • Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application website is accepted and encouraged.
  • Lehigh University will adopt a test optional policy for the SAT or ACT during the 2020-21 year.
  • Transcripts must have the high school seal and/or official signature and be from a high school with a CEEB code.
  • All non-US citizens are required to submit the Certificate of Finances form filled out for all four years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bethlehem

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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