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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cognitive Science Minor

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Cognitive Science is the study of human thought and its relation to human activities, including the study of language, perception, memory and reasoning. The Cognitive Science minor increases students’ knowledge of the mind and how it is studied from various perspectives, and it helps them to acquire critical skills in scientific research and in formal areas such as computer science and mathematics. Students are encouraged to become involved with faculty research.

Minimum Requirements

To be awarded a minor in Cognitive Science, students must successfully complete at least 20 units.

Lower Division Minor Requirements [4 units]

Upper Division Minor Requirements [16 units]

Lab-Based Research Recommended

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

The following guidelines pertain to all SSHA minors:

  • To complete any SSHA minor, students must complete a minimum of five courses, at least four of which must be upper division.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • All minor course requirements must be completed with a C- or better.
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) in upper division courses is required. The only exception is a minor in Arts, for which the minimum GPA in upper division courses is 2.7 (B-).
  • At least three of the five required courses must be taken at UC Merced.
  • Only one course may be used simultaneously to satisfy requirements for two minors.
  • Only one course may be used to satisfy both a minor and a major requirement.
  • Students must consult the UC Merced General Catalog for prerequisites to required courses.

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