Behavioral Decision Sciences A.B.

Behavioral Decision Sciences A.B.

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: November 1 (early decision), January 1 (regular)
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: $75
Full-time
Intakes: Fall
International tuition: $58,504
Domestic tuition: $58,504

Program overview

By virtue of its broad interdisciplinary nature, the study of decision making covers work found in a variety of more traditional disciplines including psychology, cognitive science, economics, philosophy, computer science, and neuroscience. Students in this concentration will: - Develop a foundation in the science of decision making - Acquire expertise in at least two of the core areas of decision making (psychology, economics, computer science, and philosophy) - Learn about applications of the science of decision making - Apply quantitative and other research methods - Produce a piece of integrative research. The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) was created in 2010 by joining the departments of Psychology (established in 1892) and Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences (formed in 1986). State-of-the-art research in mind, brain, behavior and language requires spanning multiple levels of analysis and using a range of approaches and methodologies, and the integration of these two closely related departments has created an environment where this intellectual synthesis can flourish. The creation of CLPS reflects Brown’s philosophy to build bridges between disciplines and to encourage interdisciplinary studies. The study of decision making covers descriptive questions like how people, institutions, and nations make judgments and decisions; normative questions about rationality, such as what constitutes the best judgments and decisions; and prescriptive questions, such as how the process of decision making can be improved to make actual decisions closer to optimal ones. By virtue of its broad interdisciplinary nature, the study of decision making covers work found in a variety of more traditional disciplines including psychology, cognitive science, economics, philosophy, computer science, and neuroscience. The concentration is designed so that students develop a foundation in the science of human decision making, acquire expertise in at least two of the core areas of decision making (psychology, economics, computer science, and philosophy), and learn about applications of the science of decision making. In the process, students will learn how to apply quantitative and other research methods and will produce a piece of integrative research.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

Exams:

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL PBT
  • TOEFL iBT
Applications to Brown are submitted online via the Common Application. In considering whether or not Brown is the right choice for you, you should feel confident that your accomplishments would allow you to be admitted to a leading university in your own country. You should complete secondary school. Brown first-year students will have completed 12 to 13 years of primary and secondary schooling. You should plan to sit for national and international examinations, such as the GCE A-levels, German Abitur, French Baccalauréat, Chinese Gaokao and International Baccalaureate, and submit the predicted or actual scores for those examinations as part of your credentials for admission to Brown. English language proficiency must be achieved before you are admitted.

Campus location

Providence , United States