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Cognitive Science

Simon Fraser University

48 months
979 CAD/credit
195 CAD/credit
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The Cognitive Science program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from Simon Fraser University offers a core curriculum with interdisciplinary options.


Cognitive Science is the study of the mind and its processes including consciousness, language, learning, information processing, and decision making. This Cognitive Science study from Simon Fraser University, is explored at the intersection of Linguistics, Psychology, Computing Science, and Philosophy. Through a variety of scientific and philosophical approaches, this interdisciplinary approach seeks a broader and deeper understanding of cognition.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and so is the full range of career opportunities that await. Armed with the necessary knowledge and skills, graduates pursue careers in jobs such as:

  • Advertising
  • 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
  • Information Officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must meet the university's English Language Requirements
    • All applicants must meet the university's Quantitative and Analytical Skills requirements
    • All students must present a minimum grade of C-/60% in a junior or senior level acceptable Math course
    • Graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior high school
    • Submit a transcript which includes grades for all courses completed and final grades for the first semester of Senior Year. (An admission average is calculated on final year results.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 979 CAD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 195 CAD per credit during 48 months.

per unit

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 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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