The Department of Cognitive Sciences offers the following undergraduate degrees:
For information about requirements for the B.A. in Psychology, please click here.
For information about requirements for the B.S. in Cognitive Sciences, please click here.
Below is the TENTATIVE undergraduate course offerings for the 2014-15 academic year. This list is subject to change. Please check back for updates.
|7A||Introduction to Psychology||F||W||S|
|10A||Probability and Statistics in Psychology I||F|
|10B||Probability and Statistics in Psychology II||W|
|10C||Probability and Statistics in Psychology III||S|
|46A||Intro to Human Memory||W|
|56L||Acquisition of Language||F|
|H101A||Honors Seminar in Psychology I||F|
|H101B||Honors Seminar in Psychology II||F|
|H101C||Honors Seminar Psychology III||S|
|H111A||Honors Experimental Psychology (inc. Lab)||F|
|111BW||Honors Advanced Experimental Psychology (inc. Lab)||W|
|H111C||Honors Research in Experimental Psychology (inc. Lab)||S|
|112A||Experimental Psychology (inc. Lab)||F|
|112BW||Advanced Experimental Psychology (inc. Lab)||W|
|112C||Research in Experimental Psychology (inc. Lab)||S|
|112D (NEW)||Effective Graphical Presentation of Data (inc. Lab)||S|
|112M||Research Methods in Psychology (inc. Lab)||F|
|112R||Cognitive Robotics (inc. Lab)||W|
|119 (NEW)||Advanced Matlab||W|
|120H||History of Psychology||W|
|121S||Psych of Sleep and Consciousness||S|
|124V||Psych of Violence||S|
|129||Psych of Music||F|
|129||Psych of Humor||S|
|129 (NEW)||Psychology in Film||S|
|129 (NEW)||Theories of Psychotherapy||W|
|130A||Perception and Sensory Processes||F|
|139||Decision-making Under Uncertainty||F|
|139 (NEW)||Special Topics in Perception (TBD)||F||W||S|
|140L||Principal Learning Theory||S|
|143P||Human Problem Solving||S|
|145P||Attention and Learning Deficits in Children I||F|
|145Q||Attention and Learning Deficits in Children II||W|
|145R||Attention and Learning Deficits in Children III||S|
|146MW||Writing About Memory||W|
|148A||Cognitive Development Research||F|
|148B||Cognitive Development Research||W|
|148C||Cognitive Development Research||S|
|149 (NEW)||Computational Models of Cognition||W|
|149 (NEW)||Goals, Habits and Addictions||S|
|150||Psychology of Language||S|
|158A||Language Science Research||F|
|158B||Language Science Research||W|
|158C||Language Science Research||S|
|161||Language and the Brain||W|
|165A||Visual Neuroscience Research||F|
|165B||Visual Neuroscience Research||W|
|165C||Visual Neuroscience Research||S|
|169 (NEW)||Frontal Lobes||S|
|169 (NEW)||Special Topic in Cognitive Neuroscience (TBD)||W|
Academic advising is handled by the School of Social Sciences' Undergraduate Student Affairs Office and not within the department.
The mission of the Undergraduate Student Affairs is to provide quality, student-centered educational support and to offer services that meet the administrative, academic goals of students, the School and the University.
The Student Affairs office can assist you with academic advising, course planning, change of major request, financial aid appeals, course substitutions, and information concerning honors, graduate and professional school, and career and internships.
Appointments with academic counselors are scheduled for majors in the School of Social Sciences. All others are able to speak with a Peer Advisor at any time.
Please check the following link for further information:
Undergraduate Student Affairs Office Website
The Honors Program is designed for students in the Psychology (Cognitive Sciences) major who are interested in pursuing graduate study in psychology or seeking challenging research experiences as a capstone to their undergraduate experience.
The program includes rigorous courses in Experimental Psychology, seminar classes, over one year of research experience, and culminates in an honors thesis.
Applications for Fall 2014 are now being accepted. For further information about the honors program and to download the application, please visit: Honors Program in Psychology.
If you have questions about the Honors Program, please send an e-mail to Professor Virginia Richards at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students meeting the following criteria are eligible to become part of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology.
The UCI chapter of Psi Chi invites new members twice a year. Invitations are sent by e-mail no later than November 15 and April 15.
Invitations are sent to undergraduate majors in Psychology or Psychology and Social Behavior who meet the above criteria.
Invitees will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from a psychology professor, and evidence of a genuine interest in psychology (e.g., volunteering in a lab or clinic).
If you have questions about Psi Chi, please send an e-mail to Dr. Christine Lofgren at email@example.com.
This is an academic club for psychology majors and other students interested in the study of psychology. PSA's mission is to offer valuable information to students concerning campus resources, internships, volunteer opportunities, research opportunities, preparing for graduate school, and careers in Psychology and related fields. In addition, PSA's mission is to help members network with other students on campus and faculty.