The Department of Cognitive Sciences offers the following undergraduate degrees:

  • B.A. in Psychology
  • B.S. in Cognitive Sciences (effective Fall 2013)

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.

For the most current listings, see http://websoc.reg.uci.edu/perl/WebSoc.
To learn more about the classes (including prerequisites and course descriptions), click here.


7A Introduction to Psychology F W S
9A Psychology Fundamentals F W S
9B Psychology Fundamentals F W S
9C Psychology Fundamentals 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
21A Adolescent Psych     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  
114M Matlab   W  
119 (NEW) Advanced Matlab   W  
120A Abnormal Psych F    
120D Developmental Psychology     S
120H History of Psychology   W  
120P Personality Theory     S
121P Positive Psychology     S
121S Psych of Sleep and Consciousness     S
122I Organizational/Industrial Psychology   W  
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    
131B Hearing F    
135M Mind/Body Problem   W  
139 Decision-making Under Uncertainty F    
139 Behavioral Economics     S
139 (NEW) Special Topics in Perception (TBD) F W S
140C Cognitive Science F    
140L Principal Learning Theory     S
140M Human Memory   W  
141J Jumpstart I F    
141K Jumpstart I   W  
141L Jumpstart I     S
141M Jumpstart II F    
141N Jumpstart II   W  
141O Jumpstart II     S
141P Jumpstart III F    
141Q Jumpstart III   W  
141R Jumpstart III     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
160A Cognitive Neuroscience   W  
160D Brain Disorders     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  

Top of page



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


Top of page



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: v.m.richards@uci.edu.


Top of page



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 christine.lofgren@uci.edu.

Psi Chi Brochure


Top of page



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.

Psychology Student Association Website


Top of page