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Cognitive Science Minor

Each college has specific requirements, and students should consult with an academic advisor in their provost’s office as well as a cognitive science advisor to be sure they fulfill requirements of the college and of the department.

To receive a minor in Cognitive Science, a student must complete a total of 7 (four-unit) courses; 5 of which must be upper-division. All courses must be taken for letter grade, with at least a C- earned in each one. The following courses will give you the best understanding of the discipline of Cognitive Science:

Lower-Division Requirements

Choose one from this group:

  • COGS: 1, 3, 10, 11, 13, 14A

AND choose one from this group:

  • COGS: 9, 12, 14B, 17, 18

Upper-Division Requirements

Choose any three courses of the following:

  • Distributed Cognition: COGS 100
  • Fundamental Cognitive Phenomena: COGS 101A, 101B, 101C
  • Cognitive Neuroscience: COGS 107A, 107B, 107C
  • Computation: COGS 108

AND choose two additional upper-division electives from the following:

Note: Only 1 course of COGS 160 may be used as an elective to satisfy the requirements for the minor.