A Flexible & Interdisciplinary Program for Curious Minds

Simon Fraser University's Cognitive Science Program offers students the opportunity to follow their curiosity as they put together a flexible interdisciplinary program of study from select course streams and core cognitive science courses. Cognitive Science is for students who are willing to ask questions and critically engage in a wide range of perspectives from different disciplines.

We offer a Major or Honours degree in Cognitive Science from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. A Minor in Cognitive Science can also be achieved alongside any major or other minor from any faculty.

The Cognitive Science degree from SFU equips students with the ability to communicate clearly; to critically evaluate evidence and data; to program and use computers; and to apply conceptual, analytical and interpersonal skills in a variety of situations. Cognitive scientists are creative in the questions they ask and can apply interdisciplinary approaches to the pursuit of the answers.

The multi-faceted nature of cognitive science study means that students will develop a variety of skills and knowledge, applicable to graduate study in a variety of fields. Alternately, our students are prepared to pursue employment positions in a range of career directions that value a liberal arts degree, problem solving/critical thinking, understanding of computer programing or the nature of human-computer interaction.

Have you been taking Cognitive Science courses thinking about declaring a Major or Minor in COGS some time in the future? Come in and meet with the Cognitive Science Advisor to learn more about the benefits of declaring early in your program.

Advising and contact information can be found here (PSYC Advising Hours). 

Please refer to the links below for up to date information about degree requirements. 

Advisor's Corner

Did you know you can take COGS 300 more than once for credit? Talk to the Advisor to find out how depending on your program plan.


Students must contact the Advisor to declare before the enrollment periods (March 1, July 1 and November 1)

  • Complete COGS 100 
  • Email me with what program you want to declare into (Major/Minor) and attach a copy of your Advising Transcript

Ask your questions

Cognitive Science Student Society (CS3)

email the current President and Executive at cogs-pres@sfu.ca

Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science

Now in print. Come by the Office for a hard copy. Website coming soon.