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Brain and Cognitive Science

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What is Brain and Cognitive Science?

Brain and Cognitive Science investigates the brain and behavior of people. Thinking of the brain as a kind of computer, you’ll explore how brains and computers work. You’ll also learn how they explain mental functions like perception, learning, memory, and language. This major provides fundamental training in psychology, neuroscience, and computation. It allows for a great deal of flexibility in advanced courses. You’ll create a plan of study that best meets your career goals.

Career Options

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Cognitive Engineering
  • Computer Interface Development
  • Hospital Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Teaching

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Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,254
  • Fees: $4,608
  • Expenses3: $15,952
  • Total: $32,814

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,704
  • Fees: $4,608
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $50,604

International

  • Tuition: $32,094
  • Fees: $4,608
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $52,994
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