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Cognitive Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
If you want to learn about human intelligence and how we acquire, represent and use information, then you will be interested in this Cognitive Science program at Simon Fraser University. Study the relationships among computing, linguistics, philosophy and psychology.
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Overview

The Cognitive Science program offered by Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a core curriculum with interdisciplinary options.

Research in cognition has surged recently, which affects fields such as psychology, linguistics, philosophy, computing science, education, anthropology, communications, and sociology. The greatest impact within psychology is in the sub-fields of psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, and developmental psychology; within philosophy, on philosophy of language, philosophical logic, and philosophy of mind; within linguistics, on semantics, syntax, phonology, and phonetics; and within computing science, on artificial intelligence.

Those working in these areas find they read the same literature and ask closely related questions in research and teaching. Increasingly, work in these fields belongs to a common area which cuts across traditional departmental organization. At Simon Fraser University, this interrelation is reflected in courses which draw on research, cognition and language from different departments. This program offers a structured and integrated study of cognition.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

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  • Artificial Intelligence Assistant
  • Cognitive Education Researcher
  • Computer-Human Interactions Research Assistant
  • Counselling
  • Public Health
  • Psychologist/Psychiatrist
  • Health Administrator
  • Health Policy Planner
  • Health and Lifestyle Columnist

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 include:
  • Exploring the Mind
  • Introduction to Computing Science and Programming
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Knowledge and Reality
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Data Structures and Programming

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    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

  • You must meet the general requirements, including English and quantitative skills, and the program-specific requirements
  • If you're an international student, you'll find program requirements organized by country
  • Admission to SFU is competitive. In the past, the average for admission has ranged from 80% to 90%, depending on the program.  All students must write the English 12 provincial exam and meet BC high school graduation requirements
  • Official documents/transcripts

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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