Requirements

 

Cognitive Science (Arts Program) Major 

(8 FCEs)

This is a Type 2 program. Enrolment is limited and admission requires the completion of either COG250Y1, or a combination of 1.5 FCE in CSC, LIN, PHL, PSY (no more than 1 FCE from a single department). Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee one a spot in any of our programs, depending on the number of program spaces available. 

Where noted below, please consult the Faculty of Arts & Science Course Calendar on prerequisites. Note that those interested in taking upper-level computer science courses should begin with CSC108H1, not CSC104H1.

First Year:

CSC104H1/CSC108H1/CSC120H1LIN100Y1COG250Y1 (can be taken as a corerequisite in Year 2)

Second Year:

STA220H1/PSY201H1PSY270H1

Second Year and Higher:

PHL342H1PSY473H1/PSY493H1; and 3 FCEs from one of Stream 1, 2, or 3:

Stream 1: Perception and Attention

PHL232H1PSY280H1; and 2.0 FCEs of any of the following: COG341H1COG342H1PSY312H1PSY380H1PSY475H1PHL340H1PHL405H1JLP374H1NEW333H1;NEW438H1,COG499H1

For those with the appropriate prerequisites: CSC207H1CSC320H1CSC420H1

Stream 2: Language and Cognition

1.5 FCEs of any of the following: LIN232H1LIN241H1JLP315H1LIN331H1LIN341H1JLP374H1

1.5 FCEs of any of the following: COG341H1COG342H1JLP471H1;JLS472H1JLS473H1PSY312H1PHL245H1PHL340H1PHL345H1PHL351H1PHL451H1NEW333H1;NEW438H1COG499H1

For those with the appropriate prerequisites: CSC401H1CSC485H1

Stream 3: Thinking and Reasoning

PHL245H1PSY260H1; and 2.0 FCEs of any of the following: COG341H1COG342H1PSY312H1PSY370H1PSY371H1PSY372H1PHL246H1PHL340H1PHL347H1;JLP374H1JLP471H1;JLS472H1JLS473H1NEW333H1NEW438H1,COG499H1

For those with the appropriate prerequisites: CSC207H1CSC304H1CSC321H1CSC384H1CSC486H1

Fourth Year

COG401H1


Cognitive Science (Science Program) Major 

(8 FCEs)

This is a Type 2 program. Enrolment is limited and admission requires the completion of either COG250Y1, or a combination of 1.5 FCE in CSC, LIN, PHL, PSY (no more than 1 FCE from a single department). Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee one a spot in any one of our programs, depending on the number of program spaces available.

Note that some Computer Science courses included below under Streams 1 and 2 have unlisted co- or prerequisites. Please consult the Faculty of Arts and Science Course Calendar. Those interested in the Science Major are advised to consider also registering for a Computer Science Specialist, Major, or Minor (for Stream 1) or a Human Biology Neuroscience Specialist or Major (for Stream 2).

First Year:

CSC108H1/CSC120H1 (recommended option); CSC148H1MAT135H1 and MAT136H1 (or MAT137Y1); COG250Y1 (may be taken as a corequisite in Year 2)

Second Year:

STA220H1/STA257H1/PSY201H1

Second Year and Higher:

PHL342H1PSY473H1/PSY493H1; and 3 FCEs from one of Stream 1 or 2:

Stream 1: Computational Cognition

Computational cognition is the interdisciplinary study of the information-processing underpinnings of cognitive mental processes. It seeks an understanding of cognition in mathematical terms and to apply this understanding to debates in artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, and beyond.

No more than 1.5 FCEs of the 3 FCEs required from this list of options may come from any single 3-letter course designator, except for CSC courses. For CSC courses, a minimum of 1 FCE and up to 2 FCEs may be chosen. At least 1 FCE of the 3 FCEs must be at the 300+-level. CSC207H1CSC304H1CSC321H1CSC324H1CSC384H1CSC401H1;CSC420H1CSC485H1CSC486H1COG341H1/COG342H1LIN100Y1LIN228H1LIN232H1LIN241H1JLP315H1LIN323H1LIN331H1LIN341H1JLP374H1JLP471H1;PHL240H1PHL245H1/CSC330H1; PHL246H1PHL345H1PHL347H1PHL348H1PHL349H1PHL355H1PSY210H1PSY220H1PSY230H1PSY260H1PSY270H1;PSY280H1PSY290H1PSY312H1PSY305H1PSY316H1PSY330H1PSY331H1PSY362H1PSY370H1PSY371H1PSY372H1PSY378H1PSY379H1PSY380H1;PSY414H1PSY475H1NEW232Y1NEW333H1NEW438H1,COG499H1

Stream 2: Cognition and the Brain

Today’s cognitive scientists are more interested than ever before in the way the brain implements the information-processing underpinnings of cognitive mental processes. The study of cognition and the brain is the study, grounded in cognitive neuroscience, of those aspects of brain activity directly relevant to the performance of cognitive functions.

BIO120H1 and BIO220H1 (or BIO150Y1); and 2 FCEs of the following courses, with at least 1 FCE coming from PSY courses. At least 0.5 FCE of the 2 FCEs must be at the 300+-level. CSC207H1CSC321H1PHL355H1PHL357H1PSY270H1PSY280H1PSY290H1PSY312H1PSY316H1PSY331H1PSY362H1PSY380H1PSY390H1PSY396H1;PSY397H1PSY473H1PSY492H1PSY494H1COG341H1/COG342H1NEW232Y1NEW333H1NEW438H1JLP471H1JLS472H1JLS473H1,COG499H1

Fourth Year:

COG402H1