Requirements for the Cognitive Science Major

*CGSC 391/392 is now CGSC 399!*

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 · not offered in 2023-24
  • BIOL 386: Neurobiology · not offered in 2023-24
  • CGSC 100: Cognitive Development in Childhood
  • CGSC 236: Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making · not offered in 2023-24
  • CGSC 253: Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • CGSC 330: Embodied Cognition · not offered in 2023-24
  • CGSC 336: Moral Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making · not offered in 2023-24
  • CGSC 340: Phenomenology and Cognitive Science
  • CGSC 382: Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents · not offered in 2023-24
  • CS 254: Computability and Complexity
  • CS 314: Data Visualization
  • CS 320: Machine Learning
  • CS 321: Making Decisions with Artificial Intelligence · not offered in 2023-24
  • CS 322: Natural Language Processing · not offered in 2023-24
  • CS 344: Human-Computer Interaction
  • CS 361: Artificial Life and Digital Evolution · not offered in 2023-24
  • ECON 265: Game Theory and Economic Applications
  • ECON 267: Behavioral Economics
  • EDUC 234: Educational Psychology
  • IDSC 250: Color! · not offered in 2023-24
  • LING 117: Sociophonetics · not offered in 2023-24
  • LING 150: From Esperanto to Dothraki: The Linguistics of Invented Languages · not offered in 2023-24
  • LING 216: Generative Approaches to Syntax
  • LING 217: Phonetics and Phonology
  • LING 240: Semantics and Pragmatics · not offered in 2023-24
  • LING 275: First Language Acquisition
  • LING 276: Bilingualism & Code-Switching · not offered in 2023-24
  • LING 280: Field Methods in Linguistics · not offered in 2023-24
  • LING 285: Japanese Linguistics in Kyoto Seminar: The Linguistics of the Japanese Writing System · not offered in 2023-24
  • LING 288: The Structure of Dakota · not offered in 2023-24
  • LING 315: Topics in Syntax · not offered in 2023-24
  • LING 316: Topics in Morphology · not offered in 2023-24
  • LING 317: Topics in Phonology · not offered in 2023-24
  • LING 325: Syntax of an Unfamiliar Language
  • LING 340: Topics in Semantics
  • LING 375: Second Language Acquisition: Speech · not offered in 2023-24
  • MUSC 227: Perception and Cognition of Music · not offered in 2023-24
  • NEUR 127: Foundations in Neuroscience and Lab
  • PHIL 116: Sensation, Induction, Abduction, Deduction, Seduction
  • PHIL 203: Bias, Belief, Community, Emotion · not offered in 2023-24
  • PHIL 217: Reason in Context: Limitations and Possibilities
  • PHIL 223: Philosophy of Language
  • PHIL 225: Philosophy of Mind · not offered in 2023-24
  • PHIL 251: Evidence, Objectivity, and Realism in the Sciences · not offered in 2023-24
  • PHIL 272: Early Modern Philosophy: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 273: Kant’s Metaphysics · not offered in 2023-24
  • PHIL 287: Conspiracy Theories and Dogmatism · not offered in 2023-24
  • PHIL 297: Kant’s Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 303: Bias, Belief, Community, Emotion · not offered in 2023-24
  • PHIL 306: Causation and Explanation · not offered in 2023-24
  • PHIL 373: Reptiles and Demons · not offered in 2023-24
  • PSYC 216: Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSYC 220: Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 234: Psychology of Language · not offered in 2023-24
  • PSYC 238: Memory Processes
  • PSYC 250: Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 258: Social Cognition · not offered in 2023-24
  • PSYC 267: Clinical Neuroscience · not offered in 2023-24
  • PSYC 366: Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYC 367: Neuropsychology of Aging · not offered in 2023-24
  • PSYC 371: Evolutionary and Developmental Trends in Cognition · not offered in 2023-24
  • PSYC 375: Language and Deception