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.



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. 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. 



 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)
 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 (Sperling)
 112M/LM  Psych Research Methods/Lab (Lofgren)
 120A  Abnormal Psych (Lewis)
 124S  Sports Psych (Lewis)
 129  Psych of Music (Hagedorn)
 130A  Perception & Sensory Processes (Richards)
 131B  Hearing (Berg)
 140C  Cognitive Science (Lee)
 140L  Principles of Learning Theory (Chubb)
 141J  Jumpstart I (Mann)
 141M  Jumpstart II (Mann)
 141P  Jumpstart III (Mann)
 148A  Cog Development Research (Sarnecka)
 161  Language and the Brain (Hickok)
 169                                Consciousness & Brain (Saberi)


 7A  Intro to Psychology (Hagedorn, Lofgren)
 9A  Psych Fundamentals (D'Zmura)
 9B  Psych Fundamentals (Wright)
 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 (Srinivasan)
 120D  Developmental Psych (Sarnecka)
 129  Advanced I/O Psych (Lewis)
 129  Theories of Psychotherapy (Lewis)
 135M  Mind/Body Problem (Hoffman)
 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)
 156A  Acquisition of Language II (Pearl)
 169  Special Topics in Artificial Intelligence (Saberi)
 169  Neuro Perception (Brewer)



 COG SCI 110  Quantitative Methods in Cognitive Science (Neftci) - open to Cog Sci Majors Only. NO Exceptions.
 7A  Intro to Psychology (Hagedorn)
 9A  Psych Fundamentals (Berg)
 9B  Psych Fundamentals (Steyvers)
 9C  Psych Fundamentals (taught by PSY BEH)
 21A  Adolescence (Lofgren)
 23A  Applied Psych (Lewis)
 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  Leadership & Organizational Behavior (Lewis)
 131A  Vision (D'Zmura)
 139  Psych & Behavioral Economics (Narens)
 141L/O/R  Jumpstart I/II/III (Mann)
 148C  Cog Development Research (Sarnecka)
 160D  Brain Disorders (Brewer)
 169                                     Android for Cog Sci (Krichmar)
 #TBD (NEW)  Special Topics/TBD (Steyvers)



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



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 2017 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.



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



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



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.

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