Transfer Students

Students who wish to transfer from another institution to UCSD as cognitive science majors should work closely with university advisers to ensure that all lower-division requirements have been completed and are equivalent to those offered at UCSD. It is recommended that prospective transfer students complete courses that are equivalent to the following UCSD lower-division courses at their home instituations prior to transfer (Articulation agreements between UCSD and other colleges can be found be visiting

Math (B.A.-12 quarter units, B.S.-16 quarter units):

  • for B.A., a total of 12 units chosen from the following:  Math 10A-B-C, Math 20A-B-C-D-E-F, Math 15A or CSE 20, Math 15B or CSE 21.
  • for B.S., a total of 16 units chosen from the following:  Math 20A-B-C-D-E-F, Math 15A or CSE 20, Math 15B or CSE 21.

Cognitive Science:

  • COGS 1: Introduction to Cognitive Science (to be completed at UCSD only)
  • COGS 14A: Introduction to Research methods (for BA and BS degree)
  • COGS 14B: Introduction to Statistical Analysis (for BS degree)
  • CSE 7: Introduction to Programming with MATLAB

Transferring from one academic institution to another can be both confusing and exciting, particular transferring from a semester system to a quarter system. Your college advisors can assist with you questions regarding university/general education requirements. Your departmental major adviser can assist you with questions regarding major requirements.