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  Jan 17, 2018
 
 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Cognitive Science, B.S.



In addition to adhering to General Education  and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements , students in the Cognitive Science major, B.S., must complete 60-61 units (some of which simultaneously meet general education requirements). Compared to the B.A., the B.S. requires three additional lower division courses, one each in math, science and computing. B.S. students are also encouraged to pursue upper division courses in Biology or Computer Science and Engineering. Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade, and they may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis. All major course requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Lower Division Major Requirements [32-33 Units]


Introductory Courses


Complete two introductory courses chosen from the following:

Computing Courses


Complete two lower division computing courses chosen from the following:

Science Introductory Course


Complete one introductory science course with a laboratory, field, or studio component from the following list. This requirement is in addition to the 8 units required for the General Education Natural Sciences/Engineering Requirement.

Upper Division Major Requirements [28 Units]


  • COGS 101: Mind, Brain, and Computation [4 units]
  • COGS 105: Research Methods for Cognitive Scientists [4 units]
  • At least four additional upper division courses in Cognitive Science [16 units] *
  • One additional upper division course in Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Arts, Management, Economics, Biology, or Computer Science and Engineering [4 units]
  • *One upper division course in Biology, Computer Science and Engineering, or Philosophy may be substituted.

Transfer Students


Transfer students planning to major in Cognitive Science should complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) at their community college. Transfer students may not be admitted to the Cognitive Science major without specific major preparation. Please contact the Office of Admissions for current information.