Careers in Cognitive Science

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What can you do with a degree in cognitive science from Case Western Reserve University? Like many majors at CWRU, your Bachelor of Arts (BA) can take you down a variety of paths. In the College of Arts and Sciences, you will work with an advisor to strategize about the fit between your interests and career possibilities as soon as you declare your major. 

Fields into which our cognitive science graduates have been hired include:

  • Medical analysis
  • Data representation and retrieval
  • Intelligence analysis
  • Human factors engineering
  • Computer-human interaction
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Human performance testing
  • Speech synthesis and voice recognition
  • Multimedia design
  • Linguistic analysis
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Consulting

Why Cognitive Science is a Good Choice

A BA in Cognitive Science will allow you to apply for jobs in any of the fields that are part of cognitive science. For example, you can apply for jobs in both psychology and computer science, or choose to go on to a graduate and professional program. Many of our students are pre-medicine, pre-law, or pre-management, meaning they work to establish a strong foundation in our field during their undergraduate studies before pursuing more specific careers.

Regardless of your career aspirations, employers will be pleased to see that your training is broader than that of other candidates. A degree in cognitive science says something about you.

Want to Learn More?

Try entering “cognitive science” as a keyword into a job search site like This is a great way to get a sense of specific positions that are available with a degree in cognitive science. You can also set up a meeting with one of our faculty advisors by emailing We’re happy to talk!