Fall 2018: Psychology Course Enrollment

Dear Cog Sci Students


Many of you are dropping in or writing Catherine and MacKenzie asking about enrollment in Psychology classes for Fall.


To clarify what is going on, please carefully read the following:

ALL seats are reserved in ALL psychology classes for Psychology Majors during phase 1 of enrollment. If you would like to take a psychology class, and are not a Psychology major, you have two options:


1) Waitlist the course during phase I

2) If the waitlist is full or unavailable (which is very common) you will need to try to enroll again during phase II when unfilled seats are released and/or new seats are added.


Any future emails from students regarding this issue will be disregarded as there is nothing that your CogSci advisors can do to assist with enrollment in these courses.


During phase II, the Psych department will increase the enrollment limits and reserve some of the new  seats in Psych 117 and Psych 140 for CogSci declared students. Psych will handle this enrollment according to their typical enrollment protocol (read: CogSci advisors will not be able to assist with this enrollment) for these courses. Note: Psych maintains very short waitlists throughout phase II. We advise students to check these courses regularly during phase II to see if a spot on a waitlist has opened up. Because the waitlists are short, every student on the waitlist has a decent chance of getting into the course. So, if you really want a Psych class, it helps to be vigilant.


For further information, please review the enrollment tips here:

Thank you.


Changes to declaration requirements!



MacKenzie will hold drop in advising on Friday December 1 2017 from 10am-12pm in 140 Stephens. 


Commencement info available! Click on link to the right! 

Catherine Byrne has returned from leave and now has appointments available.

Catherine Byrne is now back from leave and making appointments. She has returned part time and will be in the office, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please use this form to make an appointment with her:


Cog Sci 1 Update 10.25.17: All seats reserved for Sophomores (3-4 terms) and Juniors (5-6) terms are currently full. The waitlist is full. Seats currently showing as open in calcentral are set aside for emergencies. In the likely event that are not needed, they will be released to students on the waitlist sometime in Phase 2. If you are not enrolled or on the waitlist, you must wait for a future term and try to enroll then. 

Cog Sci Advising open for Drop in on Friday October 27th from 10-11:30 & 2:00-4:00

Cog Sci Advising will be closed Oct 9th-13th 2017. MacKenzie will hold open drop-in for urgent needs 10/16 4-5pm and 10/17 9:30-11am & 3:30-5pm. 

Dear Students, 

As of June 13, 2017 Catherine Byrne will be out of the office on family leave and not making any appointments or answering her email. 


In her absence, please contact MacKenzie Moore with any questions at or make an appointment with her using this link:

Cognitive Science Advising Closed: Monday 5/15 and Thursday 5/18

Dear Students
The Cognitive Science Advising office will be closed all day on Monday, May 15th and Thursday May 18th to participate in Commencement Ceremonies. No advising appointments will be offered these days and advisors will not be in to take any questions or answer emails. 

Call for GSIs for Spring 2018: CogSci 1

Spring 2018
Cognitive Science 1: Introduction to Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science explores one of sciences final frontiers; the scientific study of the mind. It is a broad interdisciplinary field that encompasses research from areas in neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, and computer science. This course will discuss some of the classic questions about the mind, and will review how the disciplines that contribute to cognitive science guide us in answering them.
To apply to GSI for this course, please email the professor, Paul Li, with the following:
1. Your CV
2. A description of prior teaching experience, including references
3. Any further information you would like to supply


Fall 17 waitlist procedure changes for all Cog Sci courses

Please read this page carefully before enrolling in Cog Sci classes, so you can know what to expect. 

UPDATED CogSci Elective/Breadth Course List! Click here!

The Cognitive Science Elective/Breadth Course List has been updated. Click here to view! 

CogSci 1 is now full for Spring 2017.

If you are not already on the waitlist, you will not be able to take the class in Spring 2017. Please try again another term. 

CogSci Advising Office Closing Early, Tomorrow, Friday, September 23rd

Dear Student,

The CogSci advising office at 140 Stephens hall will close at 12pm on Friday, September 23rd and reopen again on Monday, September 26th at 10am for advising. I will respond to your message when I am back in the office on Monday. 
FYI: Tomorrow is the add/drop deadline.
If you need is urgent or your questions/requests are complex , please click here to set up an in-person or phone appointment with me so I can respond in a timely manner. 

We have a new addition to our website! Check it out here: Comprehensive CogSci Elective Course List

Now you can see which courses are both L&S Breadth requirements and fulfill the Cognitive Science major requirements. Go on over to our Resources menu option and click "Comprehensive CogSci Elective Course List

Check it out here: Comprehensive CogSci Elective Course List

Dear students,

This Friday, September 9th, the office will close at 2:30. We will reopen for appointment again starting Monday, September 12th at 10am. 

2016 UGIS Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 19th - Media Studies
Day-of Information for Graduates
Day-of Information for Guests
Read both pages. Information regarding
purchasing tickets and parking included.

If you are receiving a cryptic error message for a cog sci class saying that there is no waitlist for the class, or that the class is full, try changing the discussion section/lab in which you are enrolled. In some cases this can help you get on the waitlist. 

The Cog Sci Office will be CLOSED for the afternoon hours (1-4pm) on Wednesday April 27th.