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Cognitive Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Sackville, Canada
The Cognitive Science program offered by the Mount Allison University involves the interdisciplinary study of the mind and seeks to further understand what the mind does and how it works.
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The Cognitive Science program offered by the Mount Allison University investigates how information is represented, processed, and transformed in both humans and machines. 

Within the Department of Psychology, the cognitive science program at Mount Allison is one-of-a-kind in Atlantic Canada — incorporating perspectives from a variety of fields.

Specific courses in psychology, computer science, physics, philosophy, and chemistry form the core of the program, and you select the remainder to focus on your particular interests.

Popular career paths for cognitive science graduates include:

  • artificial intelligence/robotics specialist
  • human-computer interface specialist
  • software developer
  • speech pathologist
  • marketing representative
  • web application developer
  • product usability tester
  • business analyst
  • training development
  • language processing specialist/linguistics adviser
  • cognitive neuroscientist
  • occupational therapist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    There is no set application deadline — we offer rolling admissions. Students must apply by March 1 to be considered for an entrance scholarship.

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

Programme Structure

In first year you will take introductory psychology, computer science, mathematics, chemistry, and physics courses.

In second year you will pursue courses in psychology, computer science, and philosophy such as:

  • cognitive processes
  • biopsychology
  • systems programming
  • philosophy of science

In third and fourth year you will add courses in linguistics, while pursuing courses such as:

  • sensation and perception
  • behavioural neuroscience
  • philosophy of mind
  • artificial intelligence
  • medical physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

To be considered for admission, a university-preparatory language arts course and generally a minimum of four additional university-preparatory courses are required. A university-preparatory math (pre-calculus) is required for students applying to the Bachelor of Science or Commerce programs.

Documents required:

  • Official transcripts
  • Regular admission - To be considered for admission, a minimum final grade of 65% or the equivalent is required in all university-preparatory courses reviewed.
  • Early admission - Applicants may be considered for early admission based on their final grade 11 transcripts. A minimum admissions average of 80% is required for consideration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18130 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18130 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8770 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8770 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sackville

  • 1000 - 1600 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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