Cognitive Psychology Concentration

Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum

E-mail: psych-advising@illinois.edu

Degree title: Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Minimum required concentration and supporting course work equates to 32-36 hours of Psychology courses. Please see your academic advisor. A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours).

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in Psychology must be taken on this campus.

Minimum hours required for graduation is 120.

Students must also complete the Campus General Education requirements  including the campus general education language requirement.

Select one introductory course from the following:4
Intro Psych
Intro Experimental Psych
Psych Introduction
Statistics course:3
Intro to Statistics (or equivalent)
Select one foundation course from the following:3
Intro to Brain and Cognition
Behavioral Neuroscience
Images of Mind
Perception & Sensory Processes
Select two foundation courses from the following:6
Intro to Social Psych
Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination
Child Psych
Psychopathology and Problems in Living
Community Psych
Industrial Org Psych
Psych of Personality
Select one concentration core course:3
Cognitive Psych
Learning and Memory
Concentration research methods course:4
Cognitive Psych Lab
Take 4 elective courses from any of the following:12
Human Memory
Thinking and Reasoning
Evolution of Mind
Intro Cognitive Science
Intermediate Current Topics in Psychology (taught by faculty members in the Cognitive Psychology program area)
Psych of Language
Language and the Brain
Cognitive Psychophysiology
Psych and Law
Neural Network Modeling Lab
Adv Current Topics in Psych (taught by faculty members in the Cognitive Psychology program area)
Total Hours35