Types of Degrees Cognitive Science Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many cognitive science graduations there were in 2017-2018 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||59|
|Hispanic or Latino||239|
Cognitive Science appeals to people across the globe. About 7.2% 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
Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that cognitive science students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree made a median starting salary of $32,900 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $28,850 (25th percentile) and $40,250 (75th percentile).
We don’t know for sure if all of these people took jobs related to cognitive science so take that into consideration.
Online Cognitive Science Programs
In the 2017-2018 academic year, 66 schools offered some type of cognitive science program. 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)||1||0|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||0||0|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||16||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||0||0|
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||34,540|
|Biological & Physical Science||27,751|
|Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution||1,297|
|Human Computer Interaction||1,146|
|Science, Technology & Society||1,060|
|Mathematics & Computer Science||833|
|Multicultural & Diversity Studies||416|
|Classical & Ancient Studies||315|
|Cultural Studies & Analysis||236|
|Accounting & Computer Science||45|
- 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
- Image Credit: By Allan Ajifo under License
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