Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: School of Computing
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Cognitive Science
Description: Computing Science is one of the top degrees for careers in North America. On top of Computer Science, the Queen’s School of Computing is home to diverse areas of study such as software design, game development, biomedical computing, cognitive science, computing and mathematics, and computing and the creative arts. Offering an exciting learning experience in this ever-changing field, by fostering interaction across disciplines, Computing prepares you for countless careers and graduate degrees. Our 12 to 16-month paid internship option gives students an opportunity to gain experience in industry, while earning academic credits. Our outstanding professors are both internationally recognized experts and committed educators who take pride in giving you the skills and theoretical knowledge you’ll need to excel as a computer scientist. Cognitive Science addresses the common aspects of these questions, and seeks to integrate the approaches and results. The Cognitive Science Program is an Honours Subject of Specialization degree program, which specifies courses from a variety of disciplines including School of Computing, Psychology, Linguistics, and Philosophy. Over 60% of the graduates from the Queen’s Cognitive Science Program have gone on to Ph.D. studies.

The most significant unanswered question in science today is how human beings are able to be intelligent and aware. Many different scientific disciplines address this question from quite different perspectives. Over the past 25 years, Cognitive Science has emerged as a new scientific discipline which has the goal of integrating the results and efforts in the study of human cognition. In Cognitive Psychology we ask questions about human memory, learning, perception, and problem solving. In Neuroscience we ask questions about the structure and function of the human brain, and how it enables intelligent behaviour. In Linguistics we ask questions about how to characterize language, and how language use relates to human intelligence. In Artificial Intelligence we ask questions about how to model cognition with computers, and how to develop intelligent computer systems and robots. In Philosophy we ask questions about what it means to possess knowledge, to be conscious, and whether a machine might ever possess consciousness.

URL: Cognitive Science at Queen’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $39,247

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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 85

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

  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]