Cognitive Science

The Cognitive Science Program at Berkeley offers undergraduates the opportunity to explore the mind in interdisciplinary perspective. Courses in the program draw on psychology, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, neuroscience, and anthropology, among other fields, to illuminate how the human mind works, and why it works the way it does.

Many influential ideas within cognitive science originated at Berkeley. The program draws on over forty affiliated faculty from a variety of departments, and is closely integrated with cognitive science research efforts across the campus.

The Cognitive Science Program is an undergraduate program. For graduate study, see here.

Cognitive Science 1: Introduction to Cognitive Science

This course is full, with a full waitlist.

What you should do depends on your status:

1. If you are enrolled in the class (i.e. not waitlisted but actually already have a position in the class), then you are guaranteed a position in the class, provided you attend class and section regularly.

2. If you are waitlisted in the class (i.e. your name appears in Bear Facts under the class waitlist), then you are not guaranteed a position in the class. Please attend the first day of class and follow instructions to be given then.

3. If you are neither enrolled nor waitlisted, we are sorry but we will not be able to accommodate you this semester. Please try another semester.

Intended Cog Sci majors:

Cog Sci 131, Spring '15 will be taught in Python. If you haven't yet taken your programming class, take CS 61A. If you have taken Engineering 7, this will not be a problem.