George Fox cognitive science majors study at one of the top Christian colleges on the West Coast. George Fox students study at a Christian university of the arts and sciences.

Are you intrigued by the psychology of the mind? Ever wonder what drives certain behaviors? George Fox University’s bachelor of science degree in cognitive science will give you a broad foundation from which to understand and study mental processes.

The interdisciplinary cognitive science major, taught through our psychology department, gives you flexibility: You get to explore that aspect of the mind that most interests you (e.g., psychological, physiological, philosophical, computational). Take courses in neuroscience, the history and systems of psychology, and artificial intelligence. We also offer courses such as computer science, research methods, and statistical procedures – classes that equip you for research.

Courses are taught in an encouraging Christian college environment where professors know you by name.


Request information about the cognitive science major at George Fox University or apply now to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.

What we offer …

  • Small classes

    Our small classes allow students to benefit from frequent one-to-one mentoring. The university’s 13.6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for plenty of personal attention.

  • Broad curriculum

    Students take a liberal-arts curriculum that helps broaden perspectives and contributes to an appreciation and understanding of all aspects of society.

  • Graduate school placement

    Our graduates have been accepted into prestigious institutions nationwide, including Stanford, Ohio State University, University of Kansas, and Rosemead School of Psychology.

  • Doctor of Psychology program

    In addition to our undergraduate psychology programs, we’re home to the George Fox Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology, one of only a handful of Christian college programs in the nation accredited by the American Psychological Association.

  • Faculty expertise

    Our professors are current in the field of psychology and include trained clinicians. Most importantly, they care about each student who comes through the door. Instructors are accessible both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Global opportunities

    Nearly half of George Fox undergraduate students participate in an international experience. The university ranks among the top 50 out of 1,400 American colleges in study-abroad participation.

  • National recognition

    George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.

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