Program Information

School: Carleton University
Faculty: Faculty of Cognitive Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Cognitive Science
Description: Researchers in our program (students and faculty members) study the mind by combining the methods and theories of five disciplines: psychology, philosophy, linguistics, neuroscience and computer science. This interdisciplinary approach allows unique insights into human understanding, thought, perception, language and emotion. Through Carleton’s program, you can develop your expertise in one of five specializations:

* Biological Foundations of Cognition;
* Cognition and Computation;
* Cognition and Psychology;
* Language and Linguistics; or
* Philosophical and Conceptual Issues.

You can also take advantage of a variety of on-campus research facilities including those associated with the Visualization and Simulation Centre (VSIM), the Language, Logic, and Information Lab (LLI), the Science of Imagination Lab (SOIL), the Language and Brain Lab, the Centre for Applied Cognitive Research (CACR) or the Children’s Representational Development Lab (CRDL).

URL: Cognitive Science at Carleton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $25,740

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 73 to 76

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade12 English (ENG4U)

A 4U/M mathematics course is recommended as it is a prerequisite for the computer science courses you will be taking throughout the years.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]