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.
With a hybrid fall semester at UC Berkely, we want you to know we are here to keep our students informed and feeling supported.
- Fall semester advising will be wholly online, with both major advisors and peer advisors. Please visit the advising page for instructions on how to make an appointment.
- The best ways to stay connected with your peers and the program are to join the Cog Sci Piazza and follow our Instagram @cogscicactus. These places are where important updates and information can be found.
- Visit our Online Resources page for further information about fall semester and resources to help you stay informed, connected, and healthy!