UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

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.

 

COURSE OFFERINGS

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

A couple of reminders:

  • Courses are restricted to MAJORS only until all enrollment windows are open. For specific dates, check the School of Social Sciences comments at the top of the Schedule of Classes (WEBSOC).
  • If a course has a B or X restriction listed, you may obtain an authorization code by contacting the instructor. If a course does not have a B or X restriction listed, NO authorization codes are being used.
  • If you need academic advising, including increasing your max units or changing majors, contact the School of Social Sciences' Undergraduate Student Affairs Office at socsci@uci.edu or (949) 824-6803 for assistance. Academic advising is not handled within the department.

 

 FALL 2016 COURSE OFFERINGS

 7A  Intro to Psychology (Hagedorn, Lofgren)
 9A  Psych Fundamentals (Berg)
 9B  Psych Fundamentals (taught by PSY BEH)
 9C  Psych Fundamentals (taught by PSY BEH)
 56L  Acquisition of Lang (Pearl)
 78A  Self-Identity & Society (taught by SOCIOL)
 H101A  Honors Seminar I (Dosher)
 H101B  Honors Seminar II (Sarnecka)
 H111A/112A  Honors Exp Psych/Exp Psych (Saberi)
 112M/LM  Psych Research Methods/Lab (Lofgren)
 120A  Abnormal Psych (Lewis)
 124V  Psych of Violence (Lewis)
 129  Psych of Music (Hagedorn)
 131B  Hearing (Berg)
 139  Advanced Vision (Sperling)
 140C  Cognitive Science (Lee)
 141J  Jumpstart I (Mann)
 141M  Jumpstart II (Mann)
 141P  Jumpstart III (Mann)
 148A  Cog Development Research (Sarnecka)
 161  Language and the Brain (Hickok)
 165A  Visual Neuroscience Research (Grossman)
 169  History and Philosophy of Neuroscience (Srinivasan)
 179  Color Cognition Research (Narens)

 WINTER 2017 COURSE OFFERINGS

 7A  Intro to Psychology (Hagedorn, Lofgren)
 9A  Psych Fundamentals (D'Zmura)
 9B  Psych Fundamentals (taught by PSY BEH)
 9C  Psych Fundamentals (taught by PSY BEH)
 46A  Intro to Human Memory (Lofgren)
 H111BW/112BW  Honors Adv Exp Psych/Adv Exp Psych (Vandekerckhove)
 112R/LR  Cognitive Robotics/Lab (Krichmar)
 114M  Matlab (Steyvers)
 120D  Developmental Psych (Sarnecka)
 122I  I/O Psych (Lewis)
 129  Theories of Psychotherapy (Lewis)
 140M  Human Memory (Hagedorn)
 141K/N/Q  Jumpstart I/II/III (Mann)
 143P  Human Problem Solving (Batchelder)
 146MW  Writing About Memory (Chubb)
 148B  Cog Development Research (Sarnecka)
 149  Goals, Habits & Addictions (Liljeholm)
 160A  Intro to Cog Neuroscience (Grossman)
 165B  Visual Neuroscience Research (Grossman)
 169 (NEW)  Neuro Perception (Brewer)
 179  Color Cognition Research (Narens)

 

 SPRING 2017 COURSE OFFERINGS

 COG SCI 110  Quantitative Methods in Cognitive Science - open to Cog Sci Majors Only. NO Exceptions.
   
 7A  Intro to Psychology (Hagedorn, Lewis)
 9A  Psych Fundamentals (Hoffman)
 9B  Psych Fundamentals (TBD)
 9C  Psych Fundamentals (taught by PSY BEH)
 21A  Adolescence (Lofgren)
 H101C  Honors Seminar III (Dosher)
 H111C/112C  Honors Research in Exp Psych/Research in Exp Psych (Vandekerckhove)
 112D/LD  Effective Graphical Presentations of Data/Lab (Lee)
 120H  History of Psych (Batchelder)
 120P  Personality Theories (Mann)
 121M  Motivation (Lofgren)
 129  Creativity (Hagedorn)
 129 (NEW)  Leadership & Organizational Behavior (Lewis)
 131A  Vision (D'Zmura)
 139  Psych & Behavioral Economics (Narens)
 140L  Principles of Learning Theory (Chubb)
 141L/O/R  Jumpstart I/II/III (Mann)
 148C  Cog Development Research (Sarnecka)
 160D  Brain Disorders (Brewer)
 165C  Visual Neuroscience Research (Grossman)
 #TBD (NEW)  Atypical Acquisition (Pearl)
 #TBD (NEW)  Special Topics/TBD (Krichmar)

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

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

 

HONORS PROGRAM IN PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES

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 2016 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 Barbara Dosher at: cogsci@uci.edu.

 

HONOR SOCIETY (PSI CHI)

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

 

PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION

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

 

STUDENTS FOR INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (SIOP)

The Students for Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program at the University of California in Irvine (UCI) provides training and development to students who are dedicated to pursuing a career within the field of I-O Psychology. Their mission is to equip members with the knowledge and skills necessary for post-baccalaureate success; empower members with research opportunities, faculty and professional contacts, and internship opportunities; and encourage members through individualized program planning, mentorship, and support networks.

bullet SIOP Website

 

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