B.Sc. On Campus

Cognitive Science

Indiana University Bloomington

48 months
39833 USD/year
38352 USD/year
11332 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The B.S. Degree in Cognitive Science at Indiana University Bloomington stresses hands-on, active learning, where students work with concrete examples in the classroom and labs, joining into research as soon as they enter the degree program.


The Cognitive Science Program is structured to give students fundamental skills, applicable in a wide variety of information-related careers: psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, media, information processing, medical analysis, data representation and information retrieval, education, scientific research, human-computer interaction, multimedia, knowledge management, and information policy. 

The skills also have wide applicability to technical and expository writing, mathematical analysis, experimental techniques, and computer programming.Cognitive Science explores the nature of intelligent systems, focusing on formal theories of mind and information and seeks a better understanding of mind, learning and teaching, cognitive skills, and the development of intelligent systems designed to augment human capacities in constructive ways. 

Cognitive Science is inherently interdisciplinary, with contributions from computer science, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, linguistics, biology, anthropology, and other fields. Both natural intelligence (in humans and in animals) and artificial intelligence fall within the scope of inquiry. The field deals with aspects of complex cognition, computational models of thought processing, knowledge representation, dynamics of real-world engagement, and emergent behavior of large-scale interacting systems.

Career Preparation

Career preparation is built into the fabric of Indiana University Bloomington. After all, you’re here to get an education that prepares you for whatever comes next, whether that’s a job or graduate school.

You have access to career development services throughout your time as an IU student. And you’re encouraged to pursue internships, volunteer activities, and service learning opportunities to build your resume at every turn.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cognitive Science
  • Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive and Information Sciences
  • Programming for the Cognitive and Information Sciences 
  • Mathematics
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic performance and preparation
  • Strength and quality of your high school curriculum
  • Anticipated completion of secondary school before you start at IU
  • Recent grade trends
  • SAT or ACT results
  • Essays
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39833 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39833 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    38352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38352 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11332 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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