B.Sc. On Campus

Cognitive Science

Carnegie Mellon University

48 months
57560 USD/year
57560 USD/year
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The Psychology Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Science at the Carnegie Mellon University . The field of cognitive science has grown out of increasingly active interaction among psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, and neuroscience. All of these fields share the goal of understanding intelligence. 


Key facts:

  • By combining these diverse perspectives, students of cognitive science are able to understand cognition at a deep level. Because this major is administered by the Psychology Department, it focuses on human cognition and the experimental study of the human mind as illuminated by the techniques of the above five disciplines, with an emphasis on computer science forming an important part. 
  • The heart of the Cognitive Science major is the concentration at the Carnegie Mellon University .  Each concentration is designed by the student, in collaboration with their adviser, to customize the major to the student’s own interests. To satisfy the requirements of the concentration, students must take 27 units of coursework (not necessarily from within the psychology department) that are related to a theme or topic central to the field of cognitive science such as artificial intelligence, linguistics, or neuroscience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • mathematics
  • computer science
  • psychological methods.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application
  • $75 application fee*
  • Official high school transcript (please review our Academic Requirements)**
  • All required standardized testing official score reports, which includes the TOEFL or IELTS if English is not your native language
  • Secondary School Counselor Evaluation
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Common Application essay
  • Carnegie Mellon Common Application Writing Supplement, which includes three short answer questions
  • All fine arts applicants to the Schools of Drama and Music are required to arrange required pre-screen, audition or portfolio review.
  • All fine art applications to the Schools of Architecture, Art, Design are required to submit required portfolio and creative materials.
  • Home schooled applicants should submit an academic portfolio/transcript consistent with their state guidelines and a list of all textbooks used.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57560 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 57560 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    57560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57560 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /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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