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Prospective Undergraduates

Welcome! The Department of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego offers an exceptional undergraduate program. Follow the links below for an overview of our program.

The Cognitive Science Major emphasizes three main areas of study:

  • Brain - the understanding of neurobiological processes and phenomena
  • Behavior - the experimental methods and findings from the study of psychology, language, and the sociocultural environment
  • Computation - the powers and limits of various representations, coupled with studies of computational mechanisms