Brain and Cognitive Science

Major Description:

Brain and Cognitive Science majors investigate the brain and behavior of intelligent biological systems (e.g. people) from the perspective that the brain is a kind of computer.

Courses That Introduce the Major:
  • BCOG 100—Introduction to the Brain and Cognitive Science
  • BCOG 200—Introduction to Programming for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Students should consult with an academic advisor regarding course selection prior to the advanced registration period.

Possible Career Opportunities:

Brain and Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary major with an emphasis on the relationship between computation, data, and the mind, and making use of the scientific method to study these relationships. As such, the major prepares students for a wide range of potential careers related to the intersection of these topics. Cognitive Science majors who make sure to take classes in statistics, research methods, programming, and/or machine learning will have many opportunities in fields like data science, machine learning, and statistical and experimental design.

  • Data analysis 
  • Data Visualization 
  • Experimental design
  • Problem solving
  • Research design
  • Statistical analyses 
  • Written and verbal communicative skills
  • Writing and Reviewing Scientific Research Articles
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Programmer
  • Quantitative Scientist
  • R&D Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Statistician
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