The PBD in Cognitive Science is a brand new program for 2016-2017. It was designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree but want to learn about cognitive science and gain research experience in the field. The program consists of the equivalent of 4.0 credits (8 one-term courses). Students take advanced courses (third- and fourth-year courses) that are required in the B.Cog.Sc. degree.

The PBD is also an option for students who are interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive Science at the Master’s level, but whose undergraduate degree did not include any research experience or who may not have a high enough GPA to enter the M.Cog.Sc. program directly.

The PBD can be completed in one academic year (Fall-Winter), or students may opt to spread the coursework over two or more years.

No funding is provided for this degree.  Normally, students need to have achieved a B average (8.0 GPA on the 12.0 Carleton scale) to be admitted to the program.

Most students will take the following courses: CGSC 3004, 3301, 3201, 4001, 3908, plus 1.5 credits in research courses.

There is more information on the program in the Undergraduate Calendar, at the bottom of the listing.

FAQs concerning the PBD.

Contact the Institute at for more information.  Applications to the program are made through the OUAC system. Course selection, once students are admitted, should be done in consultation with the Undergraduate Supervisor in Cognitive Science.