You can learn more about the major here, including information on average salaries, the number of graduates, the degree levels available, and more. We also discuss how UCLA compares to other universities with cognitive science programs.
|Major||Cognitive Science, Pre|
|25th % for Admits||3.67|
|75th % for Admits||3.92|
Cognitive Science Major Requirements
Following the completion of all prerequisite courses and the posting of final grades, students may declare their major standing. Via the Message Center on myUCLA, you can submit a major change request form.
An overall grade point average of 2. 00 (C) is required in the upper division major courses. It is necessary to enroll in the Core, Laboratory, and Elective courses for a letter grade.
|Three (3) Core Courses|
|Select three courses, one from each box:|
|Psychology 115*||Psychology 120A or 120B||One course from: Psychology 124A-K|
M117A Psych Without finishing all three classes, students will not receive any credit for the Cognitive Science elective. Petition the Undergraduate Advising Office upon completion of the series.
|ONE (1) Laboratory Course:|
|Select one course|
|Psychology 111, M116A (previously 116A), 116B, 121, 186A, 186B, 186C, 186D or Computer Science 161*|
|FOUR (4) Elective Courses* (EACH MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 4 UNITS)|
|Select four courses from the following list:|
|Anthropology 124Q, M 124R, 136A, M150|
|Communication 115, 118, 119, 122, 126, M127, 129, 130, 131, 155|
|Computer Science 111-CM186|
|Music Industry M103|
|Neuroscience 102, M145, C177, 180, 181, 182|
|Philosophy 124-138, 154, C154B, 170, 172, 174, 180, 181|
|Psychology 110, 111, 112A-E, M116A, 116B, 118, 119A-Y, 120A, 120B, 121, 124A-K, 130, 133B, 133C, 133E, 135, 137A, M137B, 137G, 142H, 161, M166, 186 A-D, 191CH**|
|Statistics 100A, 100B, 100C, 101B, 101C, 115, C161, C180|
*Please confirm that you are eligible to enroll in these courses and that you have completed the required prerequisite coursework. This information can be found in the Schedule of Classes.
**Prior approval by the Psychology Advising Office is required. 191CH cannot fulfill the fieldwork/research requirement if it is taken as an elective.
|Two (2) Fieldwork/Research Courses|
|Two quarters of fieldwork and/or research in cognitive science (Psych 195B and/or Psych 196B).|
Only P/NP-based fieldwork and research courses are available. Students may also use independent study (Psych 199 or 191CH) with a cognitive science professor to fulfill this requirement with the prior approval of the Psychology Advising Office.
For information on planning your degree and sample program plans, see here. Please note that these are sample guidelines, and that every student’s program plan will differ depending on course availability, scheduling, timing of the decision to pursue the major, and previous credit received. We strongly recommend students work with the department and College to plan their own personal programs.
UCLA Student Answers: What is Cognitive Science
Does UCLA have a good cognitive science program?
UCLA Cognitive Science Rankings The bachelor’s program at UCLA was ranked #9 on College Factual’s Best Schools for cognitive science list. It is also ranked #4 in California.
Is cognitive science a competitive major?
The field of study known as Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies includes cognitive science. In terms of popularity, Cognitive Science is ranked 144th out of 384 college majors examined by College Factual. Since there are only 2,564 graduates each year, it is a rare major.
Is cognitive science an impacted major?
Cog Sci actually provides you with the context of a biological perspective so you can develop a better one. Currently, the availability of the major is one of its strongest points; the department does not currently have any plans to negatively impact cognitive science.
What are the easiest majors to get into UCLA?
According to acceptance rates, the following majors are the easiest to get into at UCLA:Theater Arts – 38 9%Data theory – 34%Music – 26. 8%Art History – 24. 5%World Arts and Cultures – 23. 9%Political Science – 23%Film and Television – 21. 8%Biology – 18%.