Dear Students, 

As of June 13, 2017 Catherine Byrne will be out of the office on family leave and not making any appointments or answering her email. 


In her absence, please contact MacKenzie Moore with any questions at or make an appointment with her using this link:

Cognitive Science Advising Closed: Monday 5/15 and Thursday 5/18

Dear Students
The Cognitive Science Advising office will be closed all day on Monday, May 15th and Thursday May 18th to participate in Commencement Ceremonies. No advising appointments will be offered these days and advisors will not be in to take any questions or answer emails. 

Call for GSIs for Spring 2018: CogSci 1

Spring 2018
Cognitive Science 1: Introduction to Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science explores one of sciences final frontiers; the scientific study of the mind. It is a broad interdisciplinary field that encompasses research from areas in neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, and computer science. This course will discuss some of the classic questions about the mind, and will review how the disciplines that contribute to cognitive science guide us in answering them.
To apply to GSI for this course, please email the professor, Paul Li, with the following:
1. Your CV
2. A description of prior teaching experience, including references
3. Any further information you would like to supply


Fall 17 waitlist procedure changes for all Cog Sci courses

Please read this page carefully before enrolling in Cog Sci classes, so you can know what to expect. 

UPDATED CogSci Elective/Breadth Course List! Click here!

The Cognitive Science Elective/Breadth Course List has been updated. Click here to view! 

CogSci 1 is now full for Spring 2017.

If you are not already on the waitlist, you will not be able to take the class in Spring 2017. Please try again another term. 

CogSci Advising Office Closing Early, Tomorrow, Friday, September 23rd

Dear Student,

The CogSci advising office at 140 Stephens hall will close at 12pm on Friday, September 23rd and reopen again on Monday, September 26th at 10am for advising. I will respond to your message when I am back in the office on Monday. 
FYI: Tomorrow is the add/drop deadline.
If you need is urgent or your questions/requests are complex , please click here to set up an in-person or phone appointment with me so I can respond in a timely manner. 

We have a new addition to our website! Check it out here: Comprehensive CogSci Elective Course List

Now you can see which courses are both L&S Breadth requirements and fulfill the Cognitive Science major requirements. Go on over to our Resources menu option and click "Comprehensive CogSci Elective Course List

Check it out here: Comprehensive CogSci Elective Course List

Dear students,

This Friday, September 9th, the office will close at 2:30. We will reopen for appointment again starting Monday, September 12th at 10am. 

2016 UGIS Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 19th - Media Studies
Day-of Information for Graduates
Day-of Information for Guests
Read both pages. Information regarding
purchasing tickets and parking included.

If you are receiving a cryptic error message for a cog sci class saying that there is no waitlist for the class, or that the class is full, try changing the discussion section/lab in which you are enrolled. In some cases this can help you get on the waitlist. 

The Cog Sci Office will be CLOSED for the afternoon hours (1-4pm) on Wednesday April 27th. 

Dual Degree Program for students interested in the social sciences with Sciences Po

click here

Cognitive Science advising is now by appointment only. To make an appointment with MacKenzie, click here for her calendar. 

We have a new advisor! Jon Colón has joined the Cognitive Science advising team! He is an extremely experienced advisor and is eager to meet all of the amazing Cog Sci students! Please feel free to contact him with any questions. 

Attention Cognitive Science Studies: Please know that due to my transition I may not be able to respond as promptly as I would like. If you have an urgent matter, please visit the Cognitive Science office at 140 Stephens Hall (enter through the breezeway and follow the signs) between 10-12 and 1:30-4:00 M-Th. 

If your matter is not urgent, please wait for my response. I will respond to your email as soon as I am able. 

Thank you for your patience,

MacKenzie Moore 

Addition to 2015-2016 Philosophy Distribution Requirements. Click here for more info.

Upper-division philosophy courses generally require 2 prior courses in Philosophy, which criterion excludes many Cognitive Science majors. For this reason, for the 2015-16 academic year at least, the following *lower-division* philosophy courses, which have no such restriction, will fulfill the Cognitive Science philosophy distribution requirement. Those that seem especially relevant to cognitive science are marked *:

*Philosophy 3 - The Nature of Mind
  Philosophy 12A - Introduction to Logic 
  Philosophy 25A - Ancient Philosophy
*Philosophy 25B - Modern Philosophy (may be taken without having taken 25A)

Course offerings:
  Summer 2015: 3, 12A, 25A, 25B
  Fall 2015: 12A, 25A
  Spring 2016 (tentative): 3, 12A, 25B

Change to major for students admitted to UCB Fall 2015 and later. Click here for more info.

Cog Sci 131 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.

Cognitive Science 1: Introduction to Cognitive Science - What you should do depends on your status. Click here for more info.

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. Before the first day of class you will be sent a survey to fill out. We will not be able to answer questions about the waitlist until after the surveys are processed.

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.