Cognitive Science: Individualized, BA

Cognitive science is the empirical study of intelligent systems, including the human mind. An interdisciplinary science, it combines results from biology, computer science, linguistics, mathematics, neuroscience, philosophy and psychology to the study of language processing, perception, action, learning, concept formation, inference and other activities of the mind, with applications for information technology and the study of artificial intelligence.

The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 36. Double majors may entail more course units.

For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.

College General Education Requirements and Free Electives
Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives20
Major Requirements
Core Requirement
COGS 001Introduction to Cognitive Science 21
Breadth Requirement
Psychology:
PSYC 001Introduction to Experimental Psychology1
or PSYC 151 Language and Thought
Computation:
Select one of the following:1
CIS 110Introduction to Computer Programming1
CIS 120Programming Languages and Techniques I1
Formal Logic I
Language:
LING 001Introduction to Linguistics1
or LING 106 Introduction to Formal Linguistics
Philosophy:
Select one of the following:1
History of Modern Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Psychology
Neuroscience:
BIBB 249/PSYC 149Cognitive Neuroscience1
or BIBB/BIOL/PSYC 109 Introduction to Brain and Behavior
Mathematics:
Select one of the following:1
Introductory Statistics
Calculus, Part I
Calculus, Part II
Calculus, Part II with Probability and Matrices
Concentration Requirement
Select 9 course units of Concentration Electives 3,49
Total Course Units38
1

You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.

2

May be taken as CIS 140 Introduction to Cognitive Science, LING 105 Introduction to Cognitive SciencePHIL 044 Introduction to Cognitive Science, or PSYC 207 Introduction to Cognitive Science.

3

ALL Courses must be approved by your advisor.

4

See COGS website for lists of approved courses.

Honors

Required: A Minimum Overall GPA of 3.0 and 3.5 in Major Related Courses


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.