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-- each with a grade of C or higher, and a GPA of 2.8 or higher in lower division requirements). Once these courses are completed, you can declare the major.

Petition for Major Declaration (Spring 2020)

Students eligible to declare must submit a Major Declaration Request to initiate their Petition for Major Declaration. Requests submitted by our department’s Spring 2020 Declaration Deadline, Thursday, April 23, 2020 will be processed before Fall 2020 enrollment begins. Requests submitted after that date may be delayed in processing and approval. Notifications of Petition of Major Declaration approval or denial will be sent to students' UCSC email.

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