Ashford University's Degree in Cognitive Studies Offers Students an Understanding of the Mind
BA in Cognitive Studies delivers broad-based education in mental function


Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Studies can provide students an expansive education in the behavior of the human brain and its processes, including the workings of learning, problem solving and decision making. The degree is also specifically designed to provide a stepping stone for students with plans to pursue teaching and graduate degrees.

The faculty at Ashford University, an academic institution owned by Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI), crafted the BA in Cognitive Studies to deliver a far-reaching education in cognitive function, inclusive of mental developmental disciplines and with overviews of specific age groups such as children and the elderly. In part, its creation was in response to an increase in studies of the human brain and modern science's improved capacity to examine the organ.

"The College of Education at Ashford University is pleased to expand our program offerings to include Cognitive Studies," said Dr. Rebecca Wardlow, executive dean of the College of Education. "We have learned so much about how people learn, remember new information and process new experiences, and this degree program will explore this new information and apply it to effective teaching and learning in all educational settings."

The broad appeal and interdisciplinary nature of Ashford's Cognitive Studies degree allows it to support a wide variety of careers in both the public and private sectors, including the fields of education, healthcare, social work, counseling, mental welfare and career services.

Ashford's Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Studies is currently available online. This degree does not lead to licensure or certification of any kind.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.