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Help re: Cognitive Science

graciferrrgraciferrr Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited December 2012 in University of Pennsylvania
I applied ED for the fall 2013 semester for Cognitive Science. My future career plans are to get my master's in Speech-Language Pathology. Will I be able to go into grad school for SLP with a bachelor's in Cognitive science?

I've read that cognitive science is a good related field of study if one's top choice school doesn't have a specific SLP program, so the student can attend their top choice school for the bachelor's and then go on to grad school elsewhere...

My concern is that there's only 3 concentrations (besides the pick-your-own) within the cognitive science major, and the only one that seems relatively close to SLP is "language and mind". I'd need several core requirements to get into any grad school for SLP, and I'm worried I won't be able to fulfill them, even if I do the "pick-your-own" concentration.

Penn is my dream school and I'm really worried that I picked the wrong major for my career path, or even worse.,. the wrong university... help?!
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Replies to: Help re: Cognitive Science

  • powerfuldogpowerfuldog Registered User Posts: 171 Junior Member
    Hello OP,

    First of all, please do not panic.

    As a Penn student right now who is planning to tack on cogs as a second major, I can tell you that this department at Penn is one of the best in the COUNTRY.

    The field of study is extensively broad, and the core courses and breadth can cover anything from CS courses to ECON to PSYC to OPIM ( a Wharton concentration) if you'd like-The flexibility of the program is fantastic.

    Once you fulfill the requirements for the COGS major, which itself will give you an appealling base of courses, you will have significant room in your schedule to accomodate other courses that you think will need to make you appealling to grad school in whichever program you may choose.

    Rest assured, you have not gone wrong-You are blessed to have gotten into Penn, and I'm sure you are going to enjoy your next 4 years!

    If you have any specific questions about cogs or penn in general, feel free to PM me.
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