Declaring the Major

All students wishing to declare Cognitive Science as their major need to finish all the prerequisites, and then fill out the declaration application and make an appointment with MacKenzie Moore, the undeclared student advisor, to go over the paperwork. 

Take note: 

For students (freshmen and transfer) admitted to UCB Spring 2015 and earlier, an average GPA of 2.0 or higher in the three prerequisites is required for admission to the major. This is in addition to a 2.0 overall UCB GPA.

For students (freshmen and transfer) admitted to UCB Fall 2015 and later, a “C” grade or higher in each of the three prerequisite courses will be required for admission to the major. This is in addition to a 2.0 overall UCB GPA.

Students may repeat courses one time only with the repeated grade being final. In the case of prerequisites, only one repeat per category is allowed.

IMPORTANT: The College of Letters and Science will no longer entertain requests for retroactive changes from P/NP grades to a letter grade. Cognitive Science program continues to require a letter grade for all major courses. If a student receives a  "P" (pass) in any major course, the student must retake the same or an alternate course in that category for a letter grade. Example: Grade was a P in Math 55, student must take Math 55 or CS 70 for a letter grade. 

All courses for the major must be taken for a letter grade.

There is no deadline to declare for the Cognitive Science major.