A natural question asked by many prospective majors is: What can I do with a degree in cognitive science? Where will it take me?
A cognitive science degree can take you many places. These include: graduate school in cognitive science or one of the constituent disciplines (e.g. psychology, linguistics, etc.), medical school, law school, positions in industry as a programmer, engineer, web designer, or the like, positions in a university setting as a research assistant, or teaching positions.
What can I do with a degree in Cognitive Science? Here are some of the paths our graduates have taken.
❖ Graduate School Programs in:
•Animal Behavior •Animal Cognition •Anthropology •Art •Behavior Psych •Clinical Psychology •Cognitive Development •Cognitive Neuroscience •Cognitive Psych •Cognitive Science •Law School •Medicine •Neuro-Economics •Neuroscience •Optometry School •Osteopathy/Acupuncture •Philosophy •Psychology •Public Health •School of Education •Speech Pathology •Vision Science
❖Advertisement/Art ❖Army ❖Art Therapy ❖Audiology ❖Bioengineering ❖Forensic Psychology ❖Game Design ❖Got a Fullbright Scholarship ❖Human-Computer Interface ❖Human Resources ❖HMO Consulting ❖Investment Banking ❖Live on kibbutz ❖Missionary Work in Mexico ❖Neural Marketing ❖Neuro-prosthetics ❖Peace Corps ❖Research in Animal Cognition ❖Science Writing ❖Teach for America ❖Teach English as a Foreign Language ❖Teach in Japan (JET) ❖Teach High School Biology ❖Teach High School Math ❖Teach Policy/Administration ❖Technical Writing ❖Web Design/User Interface ❖Winemaking ❖Work at the CDC ❖Work for the FBI ❖Work for Google ❖Work at an NGO ❖Work in a Think Tank ❖Work for On-Campus Lab ❖Write/Create Video Games
Your major will not typically dictate your future career path. Employers are looking for (and complaining they can't find) new hires with the following skills: