Adding minors to your COGS major

Adding a minor to the Cognitive Science major

When planning to add a minor to your course plan, you need to be aware that the College of Arts and Sciences does not allow sharing of any courses between it's majors and minors at UVA. This rule primarily impacts students minoring in Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Computer Science since these are concentration areas within Cognitive Science. However, they can also impact Anthropology and Spanish minors since we have multiple approved courses in these subject areas as well. This rule is stated here on the UG College website. For example, PSYC 2005 cannot be used for the COGS major and the psychology minor. All courses for the minor cannot be used for the COGS major. Cognitive Science students minoring in psychology, linguistics, philosophy, or computer science must concentrate in one of the other four areas outside of the major. Our intent in the COGS concentration and for majors participating in a minor is to encourage you to develop depth in two different areas.

Majoring in COGS and Getting a Minor in CS:

If you wish to complete the CogSci program and also get a minor in CS, no courses may be shared between the CogSci major and the CS minor.  This means that students minoring in CS must take one additional upper-level CS course (or a CogSci-approved course outside the required CS minor courses) to fulfill the CogSci CS area requirement.  Cognitive Science students minoring in CS must concentrate in one of the other four areas outside of Computer Science: Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, or Philosophy.  Our intent in COGS and CS is to develop depth in two different areas.