B.Sc. Cognition & Brain

Major Cognitive Systems (1225): Cognition and Brain

First Year
BIOL (or ASTR or EOSC or GEOB)1 3
CHEM 1132 or 121 4
CPSC 110, 121 8
ENGL 100-level 6
MATH 1005 or 102 or 104 (or 120 or 180 or 184) 3(4)
MATH 101 or 103 or 105 (or 121) 3(4)
PHYS 1013 or 1074 3
Total Credits 30
Second Year
COGS 200 3
LING 1007 3
PHIL 220 (or 320)8 3
PSYC 101 and 102 (or 100)7 6
STAT 200 3
Electives5,6 12
Total Credits 30
Third and Fourth Years
COGS 300, 303, 401, 402 12
PHIL 441, 451 6
PSYC 365 3
Cognitive Systems module courses numbered 300 or above)6,9,10 18
Electives5,6,11 21
Total Credits 60
Credits for Degree 120
1 Students without credit in Biology 11 or Biology 12 must take BIOL 111. Students with credit for Biology 11 or 12 must take one of ASTR 101/102, BIOL112/121, EOSC 110/112/114, GEOB 102/103 within their first 60 credits as a lower-level science requirement.
2 Students without credit for Chemistry 12 must complete CHEM 111 in addition. These students may delay 3 credits of CHEM or PHYS until second year.
3 Students without credit for Physics 12 must complete PHYS 100 in addition.
4 Students who choose to take PHYS 107 need to take PHYS 108 or other lab courses to complete the Laboratory Science requirement.
5 Students attempting the COGS major should choose electives to obtain prerequisites to appropriate third and fourth-year courses. Note that the B.Sc. requires at least 72 credits of science courses. Students taking more than 6 credits of first year MATH can reduce the number of elective credits required in second or third year accordingly. MATH 110 may substitute for any of the specified differential calculus courses listed by decreasing the electives by 3 credits.
6 Cognitive Systems module courses are recommended as electives for each year of study. Modules are sets of recommended courses that are directly relevant to Cogntive Systems. Find the list of module courses here. Courses explicitly listed as required cannot also be counted as module courses.
7 Students attempting the COGS major should complete LING 100 and PSYC 101 and 102 (or PSYC 100) as early in their program as possible. Alternatively, PSYC 101 can be taken in first year, and PSYC 102 in second year.
8 The prerequistite PHIL 220 may be waived for PHIL 320 with the consent of the instructor.
9 At least 6 credits must tbe PSYC module courses, and at least 6 credits must be non-PSYC module courses.
10 BIOL 455 and 458 can also be counted towards this requirement so long as PSYC 360 or PSYC 304 have not been taken.
11 At least 48 credits of courses numbered 300 or above are required for the B.Sc. degree, of which at least 30 must be science credits.