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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Department of Cognitive Sciences offers the following undergraduate degrees:

  • B.A. in Psychology (this major will sunset by the end of the 2023-24AY.)
  • B.S. in Psychology (effective Fall 2019)
  • B.S. in Cognitive Sciences (effective Fall 2013)

 

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 2021 COURSE OFFERINGS
 

Course Number
(PSYCH except where noted)
Course Title
COGS 14P Python Cog Sci Neur (Srinivasan)
   
7A Intro to Psychology (Hagedorn, Lofgren)
9A Psych Fundamentals (Peters)
9B Psych Fundamentals (Sarnecka)
9C Psych Fundamentals (taught by PSCI)
10A Prob & Stat Psych I (Rouder)
10C Prob & Stat Psych III (STAFF)
56L Acquisition of Lang (taught by LSCI)
78A Self-Identity & Society (taught by SOCIOL)
H101A Honors Seminar I (Dosher) - Open to Cog Sci Majors and Honors in Psych/Cog Sci Students ONLY
H101B Honors Seminar II (Srinivasan) - Open to Honors in Psych/Cog Sci Students ONLY
H111A / 112A Honors Exp Psych/Exp Psych (STAFF) - Open to Cog Sci Majors and Honors in Psych/Cog Sci Students ONLY
112M/LM Psych Res Methods/Lab (Lofgren)
119 Intro to FMRI Research/Lab (Grossman)
120A Abnormal Psych (Lewis)
121S Psych of Sleep & Consciousness (Mednick)
124S Sports Psych  (Lewis)
129 Evolutionary Psych (Berg)
130A Perception & Sensory Processes (Richards)
139 Psych and Behavioral Economics (Narens)
140M Memory (Hagedorn)
161H Hearing & The Brain (taught by BIO SCI)
169 Neuro Perception (Brewer)
177D Deviance (taught by CRM/LAW)

 

WINTER 2022 COURSE OFFERINGS
 

Course Number
(PSYCH except where noted)
Course Title
7A Intro to Psychology (Hagedorn, Lofgren)
9A Psych Fundamentals (D'Zmura)
9B Psych Fundamentals (Wright)
9C Psych Fundamentals (taught by PSCI)
10A  Prob & Stat Psych I (STAFF)
10B Prob & Stat Psych II (STAFF)
14M (formerly 114M) Matlab Programming (Steyvers)
46A Intro to Human Memory (Lofgren)
89 Neurobiology of Cognition (Brewer)
H111BW / 112BW Honors Adv Exp Psych/Adv Exp Psych (Bornstein) - Open to Cog Sci Majors and Honors in Psych/Cog Sci Students ONLY
112P/LR Perception Research/Lab (Richards)
120D Developmental Psych (STAFF)
122C Clinical Psych (Lewis)
122I I/O Psych (Lewis)
129 Psych of Music (Hagedorn)
129 Behavioral Genetics (STAFF)
131B Hearing (Berg)
150 Psych of Language (taught by LSCI)
160A Cog Neuro (Grossman)
169 Evolution of Language and Music (Hickok)

 

SPRING 2022 COURSE OFFERINGS
 

Course Number
(PSYCH except where noted)
Course Title
COGS 110 Quant Methods in CS Research (Lee/Vandekerckhove)
COGS 189 Special Topics - TBN  (Steyvers)
   
7A Intro to Psychology (Hagedorn, Lofgren)
9A Psych Fundamentals (Berg)
9B Psych Fundamentals (taught by PSCI)
9C Psych Fundamentals (taught by PSCI)
10A Prob & Stats I (STAFF)
10B  Prob & Stats II (STAFF)
10C Prob & Stats III (Vandekerckhove)
H101C Honors Seminar III (Dosher) - Open to Honors in Psych/Cog Sci Students ONLY
H111C / 112C Honors Research in Exp Psych/Research in Exp Psych (Bornstein/Chernyak) - H111C is open to Cog Sci Majors and Honors in Psych/Cog Sci Students ONLY
112M/LM Psych Research Methods/Lab (Lofgren)
120H History of Psych (Wright)
120P Personality Theory (Lewis)
129 Creativity (Hagedorn)
129 Organizational Behavior (Lewis) - formerly "Org Conflict"
131A Vision (D'Zmura)
146MW Writing About Memory (Mednick)
149 Collective Behavior (Narens)
160D Brain Disorders (Brewer)
169 Consciousness & Brain (Saberi)

 

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.

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 addressed to Professor Barbara Dosher (Honors Director) 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 Website

 

COGNITIVE SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

The purpose of the CSA is to empower students in the Cognitive Science major and related majors by creating a tight-knit community through interactions with guest speakers, professional development, and just having fun together. Most importantly, the CSA wants to help the cognitive sciences community have more opportunities to learn and volunteer, as well as have peer academic support

 Cognitive Science Association Website

 

PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION

The core purpose of the Psychology Student Association (PSA) is to help students, primarily those in the Psychology majors, to advance their academic achievements by providing different resources that connect to their fields of interests, as well as widen their social circle.

 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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