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.  We suggest the following courses to 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 course of the following:

  • Distributed cognition: Cogs 100
  • Fundamental cognitive Phenomena: Cogs 101A, 101B, 101C
  • Cogntive 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