Requirements for the Cognitive Science Major

Total credits required for the major: 70

Required courses: 46 credits

  • CGSC 130 Introduction to Cognitive Science (6 credits)
  • CGSC 232/CGSC 233/PSYC 232/PSYC 233 Cognitive Processes and Laboratory in Cognitive Processes (8 credits)
  • CS 111 Introduction to Computer Science or PHIL 210 Logic (6 credits)
  • LING 115 Introduction to Theory of Syntax (6 credits)
  • PSYC 200/201 Measurement and Data Analysis (8 credits)
  • CGSC 391/392 (6 credits)
  • CGSC 396  Directed Research in Cognitive Studies (3 credits)
  • CGSC 400 Integrative Exercise (3 credits)

Note: Prior to beginning the comps sequence, majors must normally have completed CGSC 130, CGSC 232/233 and PSYC 200/201

Elective Courses: 24 credits from the following list. At least two must be a 300-level course. To ensure sufficient interdisciplinarity, no more than four courses may be taken from any one department or program.

  • BIOL 365 Seminar: Topics in Neuroscience
  • BIOL 368 Seminar: Developmental Neurobiology
  • BIOL 379 Seminar: Behavioral Genetics
  • BIOL 386 Neurobiology (not offered in 2022-23)
  • CGSC 236 Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making
  • CGSC 330 Embodied Cognition
  • CGSC 336 Moral Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making (not offered in 2022-23)
  • CGSC 340 Phenomenology and Cognitive Science (not offered in 2022-23)
  • CGSC 382 Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents
  • CGSC 386 Adolescent Cognitive Development: Developing an Identity and Life Plans (not offered in 2022-23)
  • CS 254 Computability and Complexity
  • CS 314 Data Visualization
  • CS 321 Making Decisions with Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 322 Natural Language Processing (not offered in 2022-23)
  • CS 344 Human-Computer Interaction (not offered in 2022-23)
  • CS 361 Artificial Life and Digital Evolution
  • ECON 265 Game Theory and Economic Applications
  • ECON 267 Behavioral Economics
  • EDUC 234 Educational Psychology
  • IDSC 250 Color!
  • LING 117 Sociophonetics
  • LING 150 From Esperanto to Dothraki: The Linguistics of Invented Languages
  • LING 216 Generative Approaches to Syntax
  • LING 217 Phonetics and Phonology
  • LING 240 Semantics and Pragmatics (not offered in 2022-23)
  • LING 275 First Language Acquisition (not offered in 2022-23)
  • LING 280 Field Methods in Linguistics (not offered in 2022-23)
  • LING 285 Japanese Linguistics in Kyoto Seminar: The Linguistics of the Japanese Writing System
  • LING 315 Topics in Syntax
  • LING 316 Topics in Morphology (not offered in 2022-23)
  • LING 317 Topics in Phonology
  • LING 325 Syntax of an Unfamiliar Language (not offered in 2022-23)
  • LING 340 Topics in Semantics (not offered in 2022-23)
  • LING 375 Second Language Acquisition: Speech (not offered in 2022-23)
  • MUSC 227 Perception and Cognition of Music
  • NEUR 127 Foundations in Neuroscience and Lab
  • PHIL 100 Science, Faith and Rationality
  • PHIL 116 Sensation, Induction, Abduction, Deduction, Seduction (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 203 Bias, Belief, Community, Emotion
  • PHIL 217 Reason in Context: Limitations and Possibilities (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 223 Philosophy of Language (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 225 Philosophy of Mind (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 251 Evidence, Objectivity, and Realism in the Sciences (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 272 Early Modern Philosophy: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 273 Kant’s Metaphysics (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 287 Conspiracy Theories and Dogmatism (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 303 Bias, Belief, Community, Emotion (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 373 Reptiles and Demons
  • PSYC 216 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSYC 220 Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 234 Psychology of Language
  • PSYC 238 Memory Processes (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PSYC 258 Social Cognition (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PSYC 267 Clinical Neuroscience (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PSYC 366 Cognitive Neuroscience (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PSYC 367 Neuropsychology of Aging
  • PSYC 371 Evolutionary and Developmental Trends in Cognition (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PSYC 375 Language and Deception (not offered in 2022-23)