Requirements for Cognitive Science Major
Required Courses (26 hours/credits)
Students must earn a C- or higher in all of the courses within the major, including those that make up the concentration.
Students may not take courses pass/fail unless the course is graded solely on a pass/fail basis.
Credits may be counted only once toward a degree.
Students majoring in Cognitive Science and minoring or majoring in Linguistics may not use the same courses to count towards both, with the exception of LING 101.
Students may not take 600-level courses and have them count towards the B.S. degree in Cognitive Science, unless they are earning an honors degree.
To assisst CGSC majors with curricular planning, please download and complete one of the following Progress and Planning Forms.
Core Courses, All of the Following
||First Year Experience||Take first semester Freshman Year||1 credit|
||Introduction to Cognitive Science
||Take early in major
||Seminar in Cognitive Science
||Take Sr or late Jr year
||Introduction to Linguistics
||Take first semester in major
||General Psychology||Take first semester in major
||Brain & Behavior (X-listed w/CGSC314)||Prereq: C- or better in PSYC100
Approved Substitutions for PSYC 314, One of the Following: CGSC 410, CGSC 420, OR PSYC 340. If you elect one of these, contact your Dr. Andreasen (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that she can submit the appropriate paperwork.
Note: As of Fall 2011, students in the Cognitive Psychology Concentration may not make these substitutions. They must take PSYC 314.
Biology Requirement, One of the Following:
||Principles of Biology with Laboratory||4 credits|
|BISC 207||Introductory Biology I
Computational Requirement, One of the Following:
|CISC 101||Computer and Information Systems||3 creditts|
||Intro. to Comp. Sci, Web Applications
|CISC 108||Introduction to Computer Science I||3 credits|
Introduction to Computer Science II
Prereqs: CISC106 or CISC108
Coreqs: MATH115, MATH117, MATH171, MATH221, or MATH241
|LING267||Science of Language||Prereq: LING101 3 credits|
|Note: LING267 will change its number to LING202: Science of Lang, starting Fall 2013|
|Approved Substitution for CISC 103: CISC106: General Computer Sci for Engineers|
Speech pathology students who entered prior to Fall 2012 have the option of choosing between the old and the new system requirements.
Old System Requirement:
* 10 courses (30 credits) in the speech pathology concentration: CGSC 376, CGSC 378, CGSC 379, CGSC 380, LING 253, CGSC 433, CGSC 496, LING 403, LING 480, and either LING 462 or PSYC 344 or LING444 or LING265 taught under the title First Langauge Development.
* BUT, students can waive the CISC requirement with CGSC 433: Acoustic Phonetics.
New System Requirements:
* 9 courses (27 credits) in the speech pathology concentration....
CGSC 376, CGSC 387, CGSC 379, CGSC 380, LING 253, CGSC 433, CGSC 496
and either LING 403 or LING 480,
and either LING 462 or PSYC 344 or LING444 or LING265, but only when taught under the title First Langauge Development.
And students must complete one of the courses in above the computational requirement.
Statistics/Logic Requirement, One of the Following:
|MATH 201||Introduction to Statistical Methods I||Prereq: College Algebra||3 Credits|
|MATH 205||Statistical Methods||Prereq: MATH210 or MATH230||3 Credits|
|PSYC 209||Meaurement and Statistics||Prereq: PSYC 100 & one basic math course||3 Credits|
Note: Approved substitutions for PSYC 209 include MATH 202, MATH 205, SOCI 301 or STAT 200 (STAT 200 must be taken on campus or transferred from another college; the Psych department does NOT accept AP Statistics credit).
In addition to completing the required courses listed above, students must complete a minimum of 18 additional credit hours in a concentrated area of study. (Some concentrations may exceed 18 hours.) Possible concentrations include...
- Animal Minds, Human Minds
- Cognitive Psychology
- Computational Modeling
- Language Development
- Mathematical and Logical Foundations of Cogntive Science
- Speech and Language Pathology
A list of of the requirements fore the above concentrations can be found by following this link: CGSC Concentrations
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Dr. Robin O. Andreasen, Associate Professor
Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science
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