Transfer Preparation Requirements — Cognitive Science*

Major Preparation Requirements

  • One year of calculus
  • One course in introductory psychology 
  • One course in introductory biology or biology for the major
  • One course in introductory physics or chemistry
  • One course in philosophy (critical reasoning, philosophy of science, or philosophy of the mind)
  • One course in introduction to C++ programming
  • One course in intermediate C++ programming
  • One additional computer programming course


To be considered for this major, a minimum of five preparatory courses must be completed by the end of the spring before transfer.

* Students are classified as Pre-Cognitive Science until lower division preparation courses are completed at UCLA.

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