December 2, 2019

We have recently learned that L&S has changed their practice regarding concurrent enrollment at both a community college and at UCB during the same Fall or Spring semester. 


The College will, from now on, ONLY approve a request to enroll at both a CC and UCB at the same time IF: 


Student formally requests approval before enrolling in CC course

Student can demonstrate that extraordinary circumstances prevent the student from taking said course at UCB

Student is NOT in their first or final term

May 14, 2019

Cognitive Science major Karen Lee has won the Lipson Essay Prize. Way to go Karen!!! 

May 6, 2019

We have some amazing new Cog Sci Affiliated Faculty joining us this year! 

Check out our Cog Sci Affiliated Faculty page to get to know them! 

Dr. Linda Isaac will be teaching Cog Sci 1 this summer. 

Dr. Ben Pageler will be teaching Cog Sci 180 and Cog Sci 1 this summer and Cog Sci 1 in the fall.  

Dr. Elena Luchkina will be teaching Cog Sci 131 in the summer and fall. 

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


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. 

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. 

October 30, 2018

We have received approval to reduce the required number of upper division units for the Cognitive Science major from 30 to 26. Therefore, students who opt to fulfill our Philosophy requirement with a lower division option, can do so (in most cases) without needing a fourth elective. This change applies to all current and future declared Cognitive Science majors. 

September 18, 2018

Congratulations to Paul Li for being named a Lecturer Teaching Fellow for the 18-19 academic year. The program, administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning, supports Fellows in generating dynamic tools and resources for enriching and/or innovating teaching practices on campus.

September 5, 2018


Deciding to apply to graduate school is a big decision. The admission timeline for most PhD programs in the United States begins one year before enrollment. Meaning, if you want to go straight to grad school from undergrad, you’ll have to apply during your senior year. While a seamless transition may be appealing, it’s important to consider the strength of your application with respect to your target programs and schools.

July 25, 2018

Have you noticed? Millennials appear to be everywhere. Not that this group -- the sizable cohort born between 1981 and 1997, now estimated at 75.4 million Americans -- was ever invisible. What’s changed is their status.

Career Center Blog

As a Cal student, I countdown the days until the next spring or winter break. After weeks of rigorous school work, sometimes career exploration gets pushed off to the side; however, apart from sleeping in, Netflix binge watching or catching up on school work, I have learned to take advantage of many opportunities during breaks. I have listed five great activities that can also help you with career exploration.

  1. Update your Resume or Linkedin

July 23, 2018

July 17, 2018

After 10 years as program director, Terry Regier gets a long-deserved sabbatical for the 18-19 academic year. David Whitney will be serving as Interim Director in his stead. Welcome Professor Whitney! 

Hooray! Two new Psychology hires have recently joined the faculty, and have permanent teaching commitments to teach Cognitive Science: Celeste Kidd and Steve Piantidosi. 

June 12, 2018

Berkeley International Office
Berkeley International Office

Resilience Project

Resilience Project

June 4, 2018

Berkeley International Office

Berkeley International Office Summary of Sept 24, 2017 Proclamation:

Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats

May 30, 2018

US News & World Reports

Acclimating to college in the United States can be a challenge for international students. You'll be adapting to a new educational environment and will likely be far away from home and your usual support system. 

Colleges have resources to help you fit in and thrive on campus, but international students don't always realize these services are available and commonplace in the United States. Here are 8 you should know about: 

May 29, 2018

U.S News & World Reports

Safety concerns are often front of mind for parents whose children plan to leave home to study at a U.S. university.

March 7, 2017

Career Center Blog

The other day I was talking to my GSI about their experience so far in their PhD program. She told me that she had personally taken some time off after her undergrad and worked in a field related to her major. Others  I’ve talked to told me that they went to grad school right after they finished their bachelors.

This led me to think:

Do I have to go to graduate school right after my undergrad?

What program can lead me to the job I want?