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What is the most useful minor to pair with a Cog Sci major?


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Neha’s Answer

Hi Jane,

It depends on your interests and the type of opportunities you will be seeking.

From my observations, there are two main directions. The first is technical and science based minors, like, computer science, neuroscience, even maths. The second is more social, with minors like psychology, linguistics, philosophy, language, etc. Based on your interests and the kind of jobs you see yourself pursuing, you can chose either of the directions, and further narrow down a minor.

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Preeya’s Answer

Hi Jane! I think this depends heavily on what you would like to do after you graduate from college. Common minors with a cognitive science major include neuroscience, biology, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. The first two are much more technical and science-oriented, while the last three are considered social sciences.

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Tracy’s Answer

Hi Jane,

I minored in Computer Science with my degree in Cognitive Science. They worked well for me after graduation because it gave me the opportunity to apply for both technical and non-technical roles. It made it easier for me when I wanted to break into the tech industry. However, if tech isn't on your mind, I would recommend minoring in something you're curious about. When I was studying cognitive science I was deeply interested in the neuroscience courses I had taken and think it would have supplemented my major well.

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Zhijian’s Answer

For a technical role, I would say computer science, statistics, applied mathematics.

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