Online Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cognitive Studies
Dr. Iris Lafferty is Chair of the Cognitive Studies and Instructional Design programs at Ashford University. She holds two Master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of California, San Diego. Read her full bio.
How do we learn? How do we solve problems and make decisions? Explore these questions with your Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Studies from Ashford University.
Cognitive Studies is a versatile degree offering which includes the study of the brain and how we learn, solve problems, and make decisions. Discover the unique needs of learners with cognitive delays, as well as programs to address their needs. Learn to identify changes in brain development over time and their impact on cognitive functions. This curriculum is an interdisciplinary study with courses in psychology, education and neuroscience.
When you complete your Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Studies degree, you will be prepared for a career in which a broad background in health is a must. This generalist degree prepares you for a wide array of non-clinical, non-managerial positions. Just a few of the many areas where you could pursue a career include:
- Rehabilitation Specialist
- Developmental Delay Specialist
- Social and Human Services Assistant
- Patient Care Specialist
- Mental Health Assistant
- Behavioral Health Technician
- Instructional Designer
- Textbook Designer
- Residential Advisor
- Instructional Assistant
- Instructional Assistant for Special Needs Students
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If this program fits your personal and professional goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.