Cognitive Science

The Cognitive Science Program has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions.

 

Advising Resources

 

Study Abroad for Cognitive Science Majors (PDF) N/A

Study Abroad Information on the Cognitive Science Website N/A

Cognitive Science Advising Contact Information

 

Berkeley Programs Questionnaire

 

Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?

No.

Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?

No

 

UCEAP Programs Questionnaire

 

What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?

We will accept up to three electives to count toward major requirements.

Does your department maintain a list of courses previously awarded credit on UCEAP and/or a list of pre-approved courses for UCEAP programs? How do students access this information?

No. All decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Does your department have a 4-year or 2-year plan available to students that incorporates semester or year-length study abroad? How do students access this information?

Yes. Right now it is printed on our major declaration form.

What is the process in your department to have courses evaluated? What materials must be submitted? What is the timeframe for response?

We accept petitions from students who want to count courses from abroad programs as electives for the Cognitive Science major. Note: to be considered as a Cog Sci elective, courses must transfer onto a student’s UCB transcript as upper division (numbered 100-299) and must be explicitly related to the study of the mind. The elective petition can be accessed here: http://cogsci.berkeley.edu/elective-petition-form. Please note that all courses for the six core distribution groups must be taken on campus. Petitions to apply courses from UCEAP programs toward distribution groups will not be granted. The form asks for a link to the syllabus or course description, a rationale explaining the relevance of the course to the study of the mind, and identifying information. Students usually receive an email response within 5 business days. Please submit courses that you KNOW will be offered the term you plan to go abroad.

Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?

Yes.

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

Yes.

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

Yes.

If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?

N/A

Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?

The undergraduate advisers.

Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?

No.

Do you have any department specific advice for students participating on a UCEAP program in their last term at Berkeley?

Stay in contact with your advisers, especially if your course selections change while you are abroad.

 

Independent Programs Questionnaire

 

Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?

No.

Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?

No.

What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?

We accept petitions from students who want to count courses from abroad programs as electives for the Cognitive Science major. Note: to be considered as a Cog Sci elective, courses must transfer onto a student’s UCB transcript as upper division (numbered 100-299) and must be explicitly related to the study of the mind. Submit elective petitions here: http://cogsci.berkeley.edu/elective-petition-form. Please note that all courses for the six core distribution groups must be taken on campus. Petitions to apply courses from abroad toward distribution groups will not be granted. The form asks for a link to the syllabus or course description, a rationale explaining the relevance of the course to the study of the mind, and identifying information. Students usually receive an email response within 5 business days. Please submit courses that you KNOW will be offered the term you plan to go abroad.