Computation and Cognition (Course 6-9)

Computation and Cognition

Bachelor of Science in Computation and Cognition (Course 6-9)

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 [two subjects can be satisfied by 9.46 and 9.85 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 9.01 and 6.1200[J], 18.03, or 18.06 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
6.100AIntroduction to Computer Science Programming in Python6
9.01Introduction to Neuroscience12
Select one of the following:12
Mathematics for Computer Science
Differential Equations
Linear Algebra
Select one of the following:12
Introduction to Probability
Introduction to Inference
Statistics for Brain and Cognitive Science 1
EECS Program Subjects
6.3000Signal Processing12
orĀ 6.4100 Artificial Intelligence
6.3900Introduction to Machine Learning 112
Select two of the following:24
Fundamentals of Programming
Introduction to Algorithms
Electrical Circuits: Modeling and Design of Physical Systems
BCS Program Subjects
Brain Systems/Neurophysiology
Select one of the following:12
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
The Human Brain
Developmental Neurobiology
Cellular Neurophysiology and Computing
Introduction to Neural Computation 1
Materials Physics of Neural Interfaces (CI-M)
Computation and Cognition
Select one of the following:12
Computational Psycholinguistics 1
Neural Circuits for Cognition
Emergent Computations Within Distributed Neural Circuits
Computational Cognitive Science
Infant and Early Childhood Cognition (CI-M) 1
Program Electives
One subject from the BCS/EECS Joint Electives list12
One subject from the BCS Electives or BCS/EECS Joint Electives list9-12
One subject from the Laboratory Subjects list12
Advanced Undergraduate Project
Select one of the following:9-18
Seminar in Undergraduate Advanced Research (12 units, CI-M)
Oral Communication (CI-M)
Research and Communication in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (CI-M)
Projects in the Science of Intelligence (CI-M)
Units in Major156-168
Unrestricted Electives48-84
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36-60)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180

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


Subject has prerequisites that are outside of the program.


Subjects that also appear in one of the electives lists can count as either a BCS Program Subject or a Program Elective, but not both.

BCS/EECS Joint Electives1

6.4100Artificial Intelligence12
6.4200[J]Robotics: Science and Systems12
6.8301Advances in Computer Vision15
6.8611Quantitative Methods for Natural Language Processing15
9.19Computational Psycholinguistics12
9.21[J]Cellular Neurophysiology and Computing 212
9.40Introduction to Neural Computation12
9.49Neural Circuits for Cognition12
9.66[J]Computational Cognitive Science12

BCS Electives1

9.09[J]Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology12
9.13The Human Brain12
9.18[J]Developmental Neurobiology12
9.24Disorders and Diseases of the Nervous System 212
9.26[J]Principles and Applications of Genetic Engineering for Biotechnology and Neuroscience 212
9.36Neurobiology of Self12
9.42The Brain and Its Interface with the Body 212
9.53Emergent Computations Within Distributed Neural Circuits12
9.85Infant and Early Childhood Cognition 212

Laboratory Subjects

6.2040Analog Electronics Laboratory (CI-M)12
6.2050Digital Systems Laboratory12
6.2060Microcomputer Project Laboratory (CI-M)12
6.2370Modern Optics Project Laboratory (CI-M)12
6.4200[J]Robotics: Science and Systems (CI-M)12
6.4880[J]Biological Circuit Engineering Laboratory (CI-M)12
9.17Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (CI-M)12
9.59[J]Laboratory in Psycholinguistics (CI-M)12
9.60Machine-Motivated Human Vision (CI-M) 212

Subjects that also appear in the list of BCS Program Subjects can count as either a BCS Program Subject or a Program Elective, but not both.


Subject has prerequisites that are outside of the program.