The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Cognitive Science was introduced in 2016. 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.
Admission requires the permission of the Institute of Cognitive Science. Students are required to have completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum B average or higher to be admitted. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.