Types of Degrees Cognitive Science Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many cognitive science graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Cognitive Science?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of cognitive science majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||68|
|Hispanic or Latino||279|
Students from other countries are interested in Cognitive Science, too. About 10.9% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:
- South Korea
Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary
The median early-career salary of cognitive science students with a bachelor’s degree is $32,900 a year according to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $28,850 (25th percentile) and $40,250 (75th percentile).
It’s important to note that just because the people reporting these salaries have a degree in cognitive science, it does not mean that they are working in a job related to their degree.
Online Cognitive Science Programs
In 2018-2019, 66 schools offered a cognitive science program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.
|Degree Level||Colleges Offering Programs||Colleges Offering Online Classes|
|Certificate (Less Than 1 Year)||2||0|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||0||0|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||15||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||0||0|
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Majors Related to Cognitive Science
You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to cognitive science.
|Major||Number of Grads|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||37,392|
|Biological & Physical Science||29,278|
|Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution||1,310|
|Human Computer Interaction||1,272|
|Science, Technology & Society||1,171|
|Mathematics & Computer Science||1,105|
|Multicultural & Diversity Studies||424|
|Classical & Ancient Studies||303|
|Cultural Studies & Analysis||227|
|Accounting & Computer Science||71|
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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