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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.
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. Please do not request one from the instructor.
  • All academic advising questions - including increasing your max units or changing majors - are handled by the School of Social Sciences' Undergraduate Student Affairs Office and not by the department. The Student Affairs Office can be reached at: socsci@uci.edu or (949) 824-6803.

 

FALL 2018 COURSE OFFERINGS
 

Course Number
(PSYCH except where noted)
Course Title
COGS 109 Cog Sci Research Seminar (Wright) - open to Cog Sci Majors Only. NO Exceptions.
7A Intro to Psychology (Hagedorn, Lofgren)
9A Psych Fundamentals (Hoffman)
9B Psych Fundamentals (taught by PSY BEH)
9C Psych Fundamentals (taught by PSY BEH)
10A Prob & Stats I (Srinivasan)
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 (Lofgren)
120A Abnormal Psych (Lewis)
121S Psych of Sleep & Consciousness (Mednick)
124V Psych of Violence (Lewis)
130A Perception & Sensory Processes (Richards)
131B Hearing (Berg)
140M Memory (Hagedorn)
143P Human Problem Solving (Pizlo)
148A Cog Development Research (Sarnecka)
165A Vis Neuro Research (Grossman)
169 Consciousness & Brain (Saberi)

 

WINTER 2019 COURSE OFFERINGS
 

Course Number
(PSYCH except where noted)
Course Title
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)
10B Prob & Stats II (Rouder)
46A Intro to Human Memory (Lofgren)
H111BW / 112BW Honors Adv Exp Psych/Adv Exp Psych (Chernyak)
112R / LR Cognitive Robotics/Lab (Krichmar)
114M Matlab (Steyvers)
120D Developmental Psych (Sarnecka)
120H History of Psych (Staff)
122C Clinical Psych (Lewis)
122O Organizational Conflict (Lewis)
129 Psych of Music (Hagedorn)
135M Mind/Body Problem (Hoffman)
140M Human Memory (Hagedorn)
146MW Writing About Memory (Chubb)
148B Cog Development Research (Sarnecka)
159 Writing Skills for Language Science (Pearl)
160A Intro to Cog Neuro (Grossman)
165B Vis Neuro Research (Grossman)
169 Neuro Perception (Brewer)
169 History of Neuroscience (Srinivasan)

 

SPRING 2019 COURSE OFFERINGS
 

Course Number
(PSYCH except where noted)
Course Title
COGS 110 Quantitative Methods in Cognitive Science (Neftci) - open to Cog Sci Majors Only. NO Exceptions.
7A Intro to Psychology (Hagedorn, Lofgren)
9A Psych Fundamentals (Berg)
9B Psych Fundamentals (Wright)
9C Psych Fundamentals (taught by PSY BEH)
10C Prob & Stats III (Vandekerckhove)
21A Adolescence (Lofgren)
23A Applied Psych (Lewis)
H101C Honors Seminar III (Dosher)
H111C / 112C Honors Research in Exp Psych/Research in Exp Psych (Chernyak)
112M / LM Psych Research Methods (Lofgren)
120P Personality Theories (Lewis)
129 Creativity (Hagedorn)
129 Psych of Social Behaviors (Lewis)
131A Vision (D'Zmura)
139 Psych & Behavioral Economics (Narens)
140C Cognitive Science (Lee)
140L Principles of Learning Theory (Chubb)
148C Cog Development Research (Sarnecka)
149 AI in Culture & Media (Krichmar)
160D Brain Disorders (Brewer)
165C Vis Neuro Research (Grossman)
#TBD High-Stakes Testing and Social Consequences (Rouder) NEW

 

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.

For assistance, please contact: socsci@uci.edu or (949) 824-6803.

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 2018 are now being accepted*.For 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.

  • Junior or Senior status
  • Completed at least two quarters at UCI
  • Completed at least four upper division psychology courses (at UCI)
  • Psychology GPA in the upper 10% of the major
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.3

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.

 SIOP Website

 

 

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