Explore the mind

UC Berkeley Cognitive Science Program

Welcome to UC Berkeley Cognitive Science

The main objective of the discipline of Cognitive Science is to provide a framework for bringing all the many disciplines that study the mind together into a cohesive whole. Students in our program draw on psychology, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, neuroscience, and anthropology, among other fields, to illuminate how the human mind works, and why it works the way it does. Many influential ideas within cognitive science originated at Berkeley. The program draws on over forty affiliated faculty from a variety of departments, and is closely integrated with cognitive science research efforts across the campus.

Department Highlights

Summer Course Options: open seats in CogSci 1!

April 9, 2019
NEW SECTION ADDED IN SESSION D! CogSci N1: Introduction to Cognitive Science

M, Tu, W, Th 2-4pm

Class # 16006

Session A: (May 28 - July 5)


CogSci N1: Introduction to Cognitive Science

Mm T, W, Th 10-12

Class #: 15905


Att: Sp 2020 Grads! CogSci 131 Availability

April 9, 2019

Please note that CogSci 131: Computational Models of Cognition will be available Summer 19 and Fall 19. It will NOT be offered in Spring 2020. If you are graduating Spring 2020 and you need Cog Sci 131, you MUST take the course in Summer 19 or Fall 19. Contact peer or staff advising with questions. 

CogSci will NOT enforce 75 unit declaration cap for Fall 18 Frosh

April 9, 2019

The CogSci faculty have decided not to enforce a 75 unit cap on declarations for Fall 18 Frosh as anticipated. We will continue to accept any student who meets the GPA and prerequisite requirements and can feasibly complete the major, regardless of unit total. 

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