Career Preparation

Work at the cutting-edge of new technologies

Training in cognitive science prepares you for many of the careers that are major 21st-century growth fields, including telecommunications, information processing, medical analysis, data retrieval, human-computer interaction, and education.

As new industries have been steadily growing over the past few decades, the number of jobs and careers related to cognitive science has also increased. The demand for specialized interdisciplinary approaches will continue to rise, along with the need for experts with strong analytical skills who understand how humans, machines, and even animals learn and think.

A useful conceptual framework + practical skills

A Cognitive Science degree helps you gain a conceptual framework for understanding the neural mechanisms underlying complex capacities of knowledge and intelligence. You will study and use the latest computational techniques to model these capacities. The skills gained with the degree are invaluable for careers in research, teaching, business, and government.

Both undergraduate degrees are structured to give you fundamental skills that are applicable in a wide variety of rapidly growing information-related careers. They prepare you to work in some capacity within the domains of 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.

These skills also have wide applicability in technical and expository writing, mathematical analysis, experimental techniques, and computer programming.