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Additional Courses 

Students must complete at least 6 courses in addition to the 8 Core Courses.

At least 3 and no more than 4 of these additional courses must come from the student's area of concentration, which must be either Linguistics, Neuroscience, Psychology, or Philosophy.  The remaining courses must be from outside the concentration.

Students may not use the same course to fulfill both a Core Course requirement and an Area of Specialization requirement.


LING 200

Introduction to the Scientific Study of Language (also ANTH 200)

LING 212

Speech Sciences

LING 300

Linguistic Analysis (also ANTH 300)

LING 301


LING 304 Introduction to Syntax

LING 306

Language and the Mind

LING 309

Psychology of Language

LING 311

Introduction to Phonology (also ANTH 323)

LING 314

Second Language Acquisition

LING 315

Introduction to Semantics (also PSYC 315)

LING 317

Language and Computers

LING 320

Origin & Evolution of Human Language

LING 325

Language Acquisition (also PSYC 325)

LING 397 Speech and Hearing Science

LING 403

Foundations of Linguistic Theory

LING 404

Research Methodologies and Linguistic Theories

LING 405

Discourse Analysis

LING 409 Special Topics (see note)

LING 411

Neurolinguistics (also ANTH 411)

LING 412

Language and Intelligence

LING 419


LING 420

Cognition and L2 Acquisition

LING 427

Advanced Phonology

Note: LING 409 Special Topics only counts toward CSCI when the topic is related to Cognitive Science. For example, “Computational Linguistics” and “Gesture, Cognition, and Communication” count but “Variation in U.S. Hip Hop” does not. For questions regarding a specific instance of LING 409, consult a CSCI major advisor.

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NEUR 301  Attention and Perception

NEUR 302

Advanced Cognitive Neuroscience: Higher Mental Functions

NEUR 306

Concepts of Learning and Memory

NEUR 308 

Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

NEUR 362

Cognitive Neuroscience: Exploring the Living Brain

NEUR 364 Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
NEUR 380 Neurosystems (also PSYC 380 / BIOC 380)
NEUR 382 Introduction to Computational Neuroscience

NEUR 385

Fundamentals of Neuroscience (also BIOC 385)

NEUR 411


NEUR 415

Theoretical Neuroscience I (also CAAM 415)

NEUR 416

Theoretical Neuroscience II (also CAAM 416)

NEUR 430      Human Neuroimaging

NEUR 481      Computational Neuroscience and Neural Engineering

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PHIL 103

Philosophical Aspects of Cognitive Science

PHIL 303

Theory of Knowledge

PHIL 305

Mathematical Logic

PHIL 312

Philosophy of Mind

PHIL 352

Philosophy of Psychology

PHIL 353

Philosophy of Language

PHIL 354

Philosophy of Perception

PHIL 357

Incompleteness, Undecidability, and Computability

PHIL 358 Philosophy of Neuroscience
PHIL 359 Animal Minds

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PSYC 308


PSYC 309

Psychology of Language

PSYC 321

Developmental Psychology

PSYC 325

Language Acquisition (also LING 325)

PSYC 340

Research Methods

PSYC 351

Psychology of Perception

PSYC 362

Cognitive Neuroscience: Exploring the Living Brain

PSYC 370

Introduction to Human Factors

PSYC 375

Neuropsychology of Language and Memory

PSYC 380

Neurosystems (also NEUR 380 and BIOC 380)

PSYC 409

Methods in Human-Computer Interaction

PSYC 411

History of Psychology

PSYC 430

Computational Modeling of Cognitive Processes

PSYC 432

Brain and Behavior

PSYC 441

Human-Computer Interaction

PSYC 461

Reasoning, Decision Making and Problem Solving

PSYC 470

Foundations of Engineering Psychology

PSYC 471

Introduction to fMRI

PSYC 480

Advanced topics (see note)

Note: PSYC 480 Advanced Topics only counts toward CSCI when the topic is related to Cognitive Science. For example, “Genes and Cognition” and “Medical Human Factors” count but “Topics in Clinical Psychology” does not. For questions regarding a specific instance of PSYC 480, consult a CSCI major advisor. 

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ANTH 406

Cognitive Studies in Anthropology and Linguistics

COMP 180 Principles of Computing

COMP 182

Algorithmic Thinking

COMP 215      Introduction to Program Design

COMP 330

Tools and Models for Data Science

COMP 440

Artificial Intelligence

COMP 450

Algorithmic Robotics

COMP 540

Statistical Machine Learning

CSCI 390

Supervised Research in Cognitive Science

CSCI 481/2

Honors Project

ELEC 498

Introduction to Robotics

ENGI 120

An Introduction to Engineering Design

STAT 413      Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning

Note: Students may count only one of COMP 180 and 182 toward the major. 
Note: Up to six credits of research courses (CSCI 390, CSCI 481/2) may be applied to the major.

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