What are good colleges that could have good programs for CS and Cog Sci?
I'm a rising senior considering double-majoring.
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Tian Hao’s Answer
I spent a summer interning at a CogSci lab at UCSD and had a wonderful time! As a group, we would look at research papers, learn new ways to classify new brain cells based on data, and frequently visit fellow researchers in neighboring institutes.
I strongly recommend that you check out the University of California, Irvine (www.uci.edu). UCI is both nationally and internationally recognized as a top school across the board, and particularly for your two areas of interest, CS and CogSci.
Check it out at:
UCI Department of Cognitive Sciences
UCI Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
UC Irvine is an outstanding university with a park-like campus that is only minutes away from great SoCal/Orange County venues like the beach, Disneyland, South Coast Plaza, theaters, dining, parks, and much more.
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You have selected some excellent majors. They are both are and will continue to be in the forefront of Science, Technology and Psychology and in some ways Psyciology. Going through the web, I found a couple of Universities which appear to have very good CS and Cog Sci programs.
Cognitive Science Programs:
This website gives some input on different Universities which offer Cog Sci programs, unfortunately you will have to put up with some ads but it does have some helpful info. Once you pick out a couple of schools which you are interested in, then look up each one for the specifics of each University.
Computer Science Programs:
Both of these websites list some of the top, most expensive Universities but they also list great universities which may be more in line with tuition affordability.
I noticed you're from Houston, Rice is one of the Universities listed with excellent programs in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. You may find Rice might work out great.
In addition to the answers you've already received, one thing I recommend is reaching out to CS and Cog Sci students on Linkedin from schools you are interested in. You can ask them if they would be willing to chat with you about how the program is or what they were able to do with their degree!
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