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

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

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! 

June 12, 2018

Berkeley International Office

Resilience Project

Resilience Project

Berkeley International Office

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?