Cognitive Science (Interfaculty program)

Quebec CEGEP
Average or previous year's cutoff:
27.00 overall R-Score
Average of the lowest R-Scores admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants);
  • Biology NYA (00UK) 01Y5;
  • Chemistry NYA (00UL), 01Y6; Chemistry NYB (00UM);
  • Math NYA (00UN), 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP) 01Y2; Math NYC (00UQ), 01Y4;
  • Physics NYA (00UR), 01Y7; Physics NYB (00US), 01YF; Physics NYC (00UT), 01YG.
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Interfaculty Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
88.40% top 6 average
Average of the lowest Top 6 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Interfaculty Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
88.30% top 5 average
Average of the lowest Top 5 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • Grade 12 math (precalculus or calculus)
  • Two of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Interfaculty Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
A- average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisites:
  • Courses must include: English, pre-calculus, and two of biology, chemistry or physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2022):
    • ACT or SAT 
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Interfaculty Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Average or previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisites:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Interfaculty Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of cognition in humans, animals, and machines. It encompasses the traditional disciplines of psychology, computer science, neuroscience, linguistics and philosophy. The goal of cognitive science is to understand the principles of intelligence with the hope that this will lead to better comprehension of the mind and of learning and to develop intelligent devices.

Undergraduate Cognitive Science studies at McGill are truly interdisciplinary, with four principal areas which contribute to the minor:

  • Computer Science
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology

The Minor Cognitive Science is intended to allow students in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science to explore the interdisciplinary study of cognition. The goal is to understand the principles of intelligence with the hope that this will lead to a better understanding of the mind and learning.


Careers

Depending on your interests and experience or with additional training or education, you could become a professional: 

  • Counsellor
  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Research Associate
  • Intelligence Specialist

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program:

Ready to apply?

The Minor Cognitive Science is open to students in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science. 

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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