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 

Students eligible to declare must submit a Major Declaration Request to initiate their Petition for Major Declaration. Access to this form is restricted to UCSC email accounts- you must be signed into your UCSC account on the browser you use to access the survey. 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.