Brain and Cognitive Sciences (Course 9)

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement [three subjects can be satisfied by 9.00 and two other HASS subjects in the Departmental Program]; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 6.00 and 9.01 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by a laboratory in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Required SubjectsUnits
Tier I
6.00Introduction to Computer Science and Programming 112
9.00Introduction to Psychological Science12
9.01Introduction to Neuroscience12
9.40Introduction to Neural Computation12
9.07Statistics for Brain and Cognitive Science12
Tier 2
Select three of the following; up to seven may be taken:36-84
Sensory Systems
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
Cognitive Neuroscience
Brain Structure and its Origins
Neural Circuits, Neuromodulatory, and Neuroendocrine Systems (CI-M)
Cellular and Synaptic Neurophysiology
Developmental Neurobiology
Computational Psycholinguistics
Animal Behavior
Cellular Neurophysiology and Computing
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Perceptual Systems
Computational Aspects of Biological Learning
Computational Cognitive Science
Infant and Early Childhood Cognition (CI-M)
Laboratory [Tier 2]
Select one of the following:12
Experimental Molecular Neurobiology (CI-M)
Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (CI-M)
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics (CI-M)
Laboratory in Visual Cognition (CI-M)
Tier 3
Select up to four of the following:0-48
Disorders and Diseases of the Nervous System
Principles and Applications of Genetic Engineering for Biotechnology and Neuroscience
Current Topics in Developmental Neurobiology (CI-M)
Genes, Circuits, and Behavior
The Brain and Its Interface with the Body
Neuroscience of Morality (CI-M)
Functional MRI Investigations of the Human Brain
Select one of the following (Laboratory cannot also count for Research):12-18
Experimental Molecular Neurobiology (CI-M)
Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (CI-M)
Research and Communication in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (CI-M)
Research in Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics (CI-M)
Laboratory in Visual Cognition (CI-M)
Undergraduate Research
Restricted Electives
Select zero to four subjects. 9.URG cannot count as a Restricted Elective0-48
Units in Major168-195
Unrestricted Electives48-72
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(60)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180-183

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.


Combination of 6.0001 Introduction to Computer Science Programming in Python and 6.0002 Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science is also acceptable.