Computer and Cognitive Science (ASCC) Degree

(Students enrolling in Fall 2020 are discouraged from entering this program.  Students are instead encouraged to look at the BAS or BSE in Computer and Information Science, which offer multiple opportunities to blend computer science and cognitive science.)

Cognitive science is a science of mental information processing that requires collaborative research in several disciplines. In the cognitive science program at Penn Engineering, the opportunity exists for studying a diversity of subjects which satisfy personal desires, developing a broad foundation for adapting to new societal demands, and maintaining flexibility for moving into new areas of interest if a change in personal career direction develops.

The BAS Degrees require students to combine knowledge of technology with an understanding of human and social values. They are designed for students who do not plan to work as professional engineers, and want a customized education which combines the liberal arts and technology in a manner unique to their career goals.