Jun 15, 2021  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cognitive Science, B.A.

In addition to adhering to General Education  and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements , the Cognitive Science major, B.A., requires 50-52 units (some of which simultaneously meet general education requirements). 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 [22-24 Units]

Introduction to Cognitive Science Requirement [4 units]

Complete the following course:

Mathematics Requirement [4 units]

Complete the following course:

  • [4 units] or equivalent
  • ‡ Meets Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement

Quantitative Methods Requirement [4 units]

Complete the following course. ECON 010  or PSY 010  may also be considered by petition.

Introductory Course Requirement [8 units]

Complete two additional introductory courses chosen from the following:

Computing Requirement [2-4 units]

Complete one introductory computing course chosen from the following:

Upper Division Major Requirements [28 Units]

Upper Division Major Core Requirement [8 units]

Complete the following two courses:

Additional Upper Division Cognitive Science Requirement [16 units]

Complete at least four additional upper division courses in Cognitive Science. One upper division course in Philosophy may be substituted.

Additional Upper Division Elective Requirement [4 units]

Complete one additional upper division course in Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Arts, Management, Economics, Biology, or Computer Science and Engineering.

Lab-Based Research Recommended

One semester of lab-based research is encouraged, but not required. Examples include:

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.