Cognitive Science - A.B.


Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major


I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  

Preferred Course(s): MATH 1113


II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s):


III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): PHIL 2500 or PHIL 2500H 


IV. World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s): LING 2100

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s):

PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2010H 


V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1101H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1030H 


Area VI
CSCI 1300-1300L or CSCI 1301-1301L 
LING 2100 or LING 2100H (if not taken in Area IV) 
PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2010H (if not taken in Area IV)
PHIL 2500 or PHIL 2500H
PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1030H (if not taken in Area V)
STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 

Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.

Required Courses (24-27 hours)

CSCI(PHIL) 4550/65501 or LING 31501
PSYC 4100

Choose at least five courses totaling 12 upper division hours, with at least two in two of the following four areas (not included in above). With the approval of the major, other courses dealing with cognition may also count towards the major.

Artificial Intelligence Foundations Area
ARTI(PHIL) 4340/63402
CSCI 2670
CSCI 2720 or CSCI 2725
CSCI 3360
CSCI 4330/6330 
CSCI 4380/6380
CSCI(ARTI) 4530/6530 
CSCI 4560/6560 
CSCI(ARTI) 4540/6540
CSCI(PHIL) 4550/65501
CSCI 4800/6800
LING 4570/6570
PHIL(LING) 4510/65102

Philosophical Foundations Area
ARTI(PHIL) 4340/63402
CSCI(PHIL) 4550/65501
PHIL 3510  
PHIL 3600
PHIL 3610
PHIL(EETH) 4250/6250
PHIL(LING) 4300/63002
PHIL 4310/6310
PHIL(LING) 4510/65102
PHIL(LING) 4520/6520
PHIL 4530/6530

Psychological Foundations Area
CBIO 3800 
EPSY 3010 or EPSY 3010H or EPSY 3010S 
ERSH 4300/6300
PSYC 3980
PSYC 4110
PSYC 4120
PSYC 4130 
PSYC 4140 
PSYC 5240 

Language and Cultural Foundations Area
LING 3060
LING 31501
LING 3350
LING 4022/6022
LING 4160/6160 
LING 4400/6400 
LING(CMLT) 4740/6740
PHIL(LING) 4300/63002
PHIL(LING) 4510/65102

1.This course may not be used both as a Required Course and to satisfy one of the four area requirements. If used to satisfy one of the four area requirements, it may not be used for another of the four areas. 
2.This course may not be used to satisfy an area requirement for two different areas.


General Electives (33-36 hours)

(Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)
Upper division (12-18 hours) 
Any level (15-24 hours) 

(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)