Department of Cognitive Science

Jared Branch, Ph.D.


School of Psychology & Cognitive Science, Foyle Hall, Second Floor
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145 / 816-501-3661

Jared Branch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science
P: 816-501-2447 / E:

Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science

Avila University is proud to announce a new major in Cognitive Science!

What is Cognitive Science?

Cognitive Science ​is a multidisciplinary field that brings together researchers and scholars with the goal of understanding the nature of the human mind. 

What types of courses do Avila’s Cognitive Science majors take?

Students take a variety of courses to meet the multidisciplinary requirements of the cognitive science major. Students can select from courses in biology, computer science, education, English, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and kinesiology.

What careers will a degree in Cognitive Science from Avila prepare me for? 

Avila’s BS in Cognitive Science degree prepares students to understand how people think from a 360 degree perspective, from philosophical explorations to practical applications. Graduates can find employment across a broad range of careers, including data science, research, education, instructional design, policy, programming, data visualization, human factors engineering, technical writing, consulting, marketing, software development, product design, artificial intelligence, robotics, and more.

In addition, Cognitive Science is a good major to prepare students for law school. Our Research Concentration is designed to prepare students for Master’s and Doctoral programs in Cognitive Science and related disciplines. 

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