Double Majoring With Cognitive Science

Double Majoring In Cognitive Science in the College of Arts and Sciences

Each major within the College of Arts and Sciences determines how many courses they are willing to let you "double count or share" between your major and COGS. So, if you are already declared in another major that is not listed below--you may want to to reach out to the major contact listed on the College website or your advisor to see how many--if any--they will let you share. It is a College rule that you can share no more than three.

Double Majoring in Cognitive Science with Computer Science (BACS):

There are course-sharing rules for these two programs, and when declaring COGS as a 2nd major, students must complete the forms for this found on the Cognitive Science web-page.  The course sharing rules according to the College of Arts and Sciences are:

  1. Cognitive Science allows BACS students to share 3 CS XXXX and/or Integration Electives with Cognitive Science.  This can be any combination, but at a minimum, you must have one CS course to meet your CogSci core CS requirement. In addition to these 3, CS courses that are pre-reqs for the BACS can be used for COGS:
    1. If you declared BACS before Fall 2019, this means your CS111x course can be used for the COGS major since it is a CS pre-requisite and will not count as BACS degree hours
    2. If you declared in Fall 2019 or later, CS111x and CS2110 or 2100 can also be used for the COGS major since they are CS pre-requisites and do not count as BACS degree hours
    3. Please realize that if either CS111X or 2110 came in as test or transfer credit, they will not count toward the Cognitive Science 30 major credit hours
    4. Double Majors must concentrate in one of the other four areas outside of Computer Science--Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, or Philosophy-- to fully reap the benefits of completing the COGS major.

Double Majoring in Cognitive Science and Psychology:

If you plan to double major in Cognitive Science and Psychology, for COGS you must pursue one of the other four concentrations in computer science, linguistics, philosophy, or neuroscience. Students doubling in COGS and PSYC may share up to three courses between the two majors. 

Double Majoring in Cognitive Science and Linguistics:

If you plan to double major in Cognitive Science and Linguistics, for COGS you must pursue one of the other four concentrations in computer science, psychology, philosophy, or neuroscience. Students doubling in COGS and LINGS may share up to two courses between the two majors. 

Double Majoring in Cognitive Science and Philosophy:

If you plan to double major in Cognitive Science and Philosophy, for COGS you must pursue one of the other four concentrations in computer science, linguistics, psychology, or neuroscience. Students doubling in COGS and PHIL may share up to two courses between the two majors. 

Double Majoring in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience:

If you plan to double major in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience, for COGS you must pursue one of the other four concentrations in computer science, linguistics, psychology, or philosophy. Students doubling in COGS and NESC may share up to three courses between the two majors. 

Double Majoring in Cognitive Science and other Majors in the College:

The College will not allow sharing of more than three courses between majors and each major determines the number of courses they allow to be shared.

Double Majoring In Cognitive Science if you are in the Engineering School

Double Majoring in Cognitive Science with Computer Science (BSCS):

If you are a SEAS student and are majoring in computer science--you must seek a different concentration when declaring and pursuing the Cognitive Science major. You must concentrate in either psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, or linguistics--so you can fully reap the benefits of completing the COGS major.

In the BSCS major, you are completing different general education course requirements (HSS) from those in the College of Arts and Sciences, so there are differences in course sharing rules. With the COGS major, you can share up to three BSCS required courses. HSS courses are not counted as any of the three since they are the SEAS equivalents of general education requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Before declaring the COGS major, you must have declared your major in SEAS and it must be showing in SIS. To be eligible to declare the COGS major--you must have completed and recieved a grade for a second approved course in an area other than computer science as your second pre-requisite.