Declaring the Cognitive Science Major

Students who indicate cognitive science on their UC admissions applications will be considered proposed cognitive science until they declare. To declare the Cognitive Science major you must complete the lower-division requirements (Psych 2 or equivalent, Psych 20, the calculus requirement and computer programming requirement). Once these courses are completed print out a Petition for Major/Minor Declaration, available here and the UCSC Academic Planning Form, available here.

The major worksheet is also helpful when filling out your forms, available here.

You may now complete the major declaration process on your own by viewing the powerpoint presentations available below.  Fill out the two forms on your own and drop the forms off to the Psychology Department office, Social Sciences 2, Room 273.

If you have questions or need help declaring, come to an Academic Planning Workshop or come to drop-in hours and work with a peer advisor (Drop-In Hours).

Cognitive Science Major Declaration (PPT) and (PDF).

*Note: Psychology and Cognitive Science double majors should come in to work on a plan with a peer advisors due to the complicated nature of this double major.