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Program Requirements

Cognitive Science

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 and 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.

2
Program Type

Arts Major

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.
8
Total FCEs Required
Year 1

(CSC104H1 or CSC108H1 or CSC120H1), LIN100Y1COG250Y1 (can be taken as a corequisite in Year 2)

Year 2
Year 2 to 4

PHL342H1, (PSY473H1 or PSY493H1)
and 3 FCEs from one of Stream 1, 2, or 3:

Stream 1: Perception and Attention

PHL232H1PSY280H1COG499H1

2.0 FCEs of any of the following: COG341H1COG342H1PSY312H1PSY380H1PSY475H1 ,PHL340H1PHL405H1JLP374H1NEW333H1NEW438H1

For those with the appropriate prerequisites: CSC207H1CSC320H1CSC420H1

Stream 2: Language and Cognition

1.5 FCEs of any of the following: LIN232H1LIN241H1JLP315H1LIN331H1LIN341HJLP374H1

1.5 FCEs of any of the following: COG341H1COG342H1JLP471H1JLS472H1JLS473H1PSY312H1PHL245H1PHL340H1PHL345H1PHL351H1PHL451H1NEW333H1NEW438H1

COG499H1

For those with the appropriate prerequisites: CSC401H1CSC485H1

Stream 3: Thinking and Reasoning

PHL245H1PSY260H1, and 2.0 FCEs of any of the following: COG341H1COG342H1PSY312H1PSY370H1PSY371H1PSY372H1PHL246H1PHL340H1PHL347H1JLP374H1JLP471H1JLS472H1JLS473H1NEW333H1NEW438H1

COG499H1

For those with the appropriate prerequisites: CSC207H1CSC304H1CSC411H1CSC384H1CSC486H1

Year 4

Science Major

Some courses in 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).
8
Total FCEs Required
Year 1

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

Year 2
Year 2 to 4

PHL342H1, (PSY473H1 or PSY493H1), and 3 FCEs from one of Stream 1 or 2:

Stream 1: Computational Cognition

COG499H1

No more than 1.5 FCEs of the 3 FCEs required from this list 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.

CSC207H1CSC304H1CSC324H1CSC384H1CSC401H1CSC411H1CSC420H1CSC485H1CSC486H1, (COG341H1 or COG342H1LIN100Y1LIN228H1LIN232H1LIN241H1JLP315H1LIN323H1LIN331H1LIN341H1JLP374H1JLP471H1PHL240H1, (PHL245H1 or CSC330H1), PHL246H1PHL345H1PHL347H1PHL348H1PHL349H1PHL355H1PSY210H1PSY220H1PSY230H1PSY260H1PSY270H1PSY280H1PSY290H1PSY312H1PSY305H1PSY316H1PSY330H1PSY331H1PSY362H1PSY370H1PSY371H1PSY372H1PSY378H1PSY379H1PSY380H1PSY414H1PSY475H1NEW232Y1NEW333H1NEW438H1

Stream 2: Cognition and the Brain

BIO120H1 and BIO220H1 (or BIO150Y1), COG499H1

2 FCEs of the following, with at least 1 FCE from PSY courses. At least 0.5 FCE of the 2 FCEs must be at the 300+ level. 

CSC207H1CSC411H1PHL355H1PHL357H1PSY270H1PSY280H1PSY290H1PSY312H1PSY316H1PSY331H1PSY362H1PSY380H1PSY390H1PSY396H1PSY397H1PSY473H1PSY492H1PSY494H1, (COG341H1 or COG342H1), NEW232Y1NEW333H1NEW438H1JLP471H1JLS472H1JLS473H1

Year 4