Honours Cognitive Science

Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A. & Sc.) - Honours Cognitive Science(60 Credits)

    Offered by:Psychology
    Degree:Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirement:

The Honours Cognitive Science, which is restricted to students in the B.A. & Sc., is an extension of the Interfaculty program and offers students an opportunity to undertake a research project in close association with professors in their main Arts and Science focus areas. Prior to selecting the Honours program, students should meet with the Interdisciplinary Program Adviser and review the B.A. & Sc. academic requirements for Honours and First Class Honours, which can also be found under "University Regulations and Resources," "Graduation," and "Graduation Honours."

To receive an Honours degree, students are required to achieve a minimum overall program GPA of 3.3 at graduation, and attain a grade of B+ (3.3) or better in COGS 444. Students must complete both the 60-credit Honours program and an approved minor concentration or a minor in the Faculties of Arts or of Science.

Note: B.A. & Sc. students who take interfaculty programs, including the Honours in Cognitive Science, must take at least 21 credits in Arts and 21 credits in Science across their interfaculty program and their minor or minor concentration.

Required Course (9 credits)


  • COGS 444 Honours Research 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NSCI 201 Intro. to Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Core Complementary Courses: (21 credits)

3 credits from the following logic courses:


  • COMP 230 Logic and Computability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 318 Mathematical Logic 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PHIL 210 Intro to Deductive Logic 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


3 credits from the following statistics courses:


  • MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 323 Probability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PSYC 204 Intro to Psychological Stats 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


3 credits from the following computer science courses:


  • COMP 202 Foundations of Programming 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • COMP 250 Intro to Computer Science 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


3 credits from the following linguistics courses:


  • LING 201 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • LING 210 Introduction to Speech Science 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • LING 260 Meaning in Language 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


3 credits from the following philosophy courses:


  • PHIL 200 Intro to Philosophy 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PHIL 201 Intro to Philosophy 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PHIL 221 Intro to Hist & Phil of Sci 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


3 credits from the following neuroscience courses:


  • NSCI 200 Intro. to Neuroscience 1 3 Credits**
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PSYC 211 Intro Behavioural Neuroscience 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


3 credits from the following psychology courses:


  • PSYC 212 Perception 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PSYC 213 Cognition 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Complementary Courses (30 credits)

30 credits selected as follows:

18 credits from one of the following lists: Computer Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, or Psychology.

12 credits from any of the five lists.

Of the 30 credits Complementary Course credits, 15 credits taken must be at the 400 level or higher.



    Computer Science


    • COMP 206 Intro to Software Systems 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 250 Intro to Computer Science 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 251 Algorithms and Data Structures 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 280 Hist and Phil of Computing 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 302 Programming Lang & Paradigms 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 330 Theory of Computation 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 360 Algorithm Design 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 400 Project in Computer Science 4 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 409 Concurrent Programming 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 417 Intro Robots&Intelligent Sys 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 421 Database Systems 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 424 Artificial Intelligence 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 523 Language-based Security 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 526 Probabilistic Reasoning and AI 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 527 Logic and Computation 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 531 Advanced Theory of Computation 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 546 Computational Perception 4 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • COMP 558 Fund. of Computer Vision 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MATH 222 Calculus 3 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MATH 223 Linear Algebra 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MATH 240 Discrete Structures 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Linguistics

    Any course at the 300, 400 or 500 level from the department of Linguistics, or from the following list:


    • LING 201 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • LING 210 Introduction to Speech Science 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • LING 260 Meaning in Language 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Philosophy


    • NSCI 300 Neuroethics 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 306 Philosophy of Mind 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 310 Intermediate Logic 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 311 Philosophy of Mathematics 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 341 Philosophy of Science 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 354 Plato 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 355 Aristotle 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 360 17th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 361 18th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 367 19th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 370 Problems in Analytic Phil 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 410 Advanced Topics in Logic 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 411 Topics in Phil of Logic & Math 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 415 Philosophy of Language 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 419 Epistemology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 421 Metaphysics 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
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      • Summer

    • PHIL 441 Philosophy of Science 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 470 Topics in Contem Analytic Phil 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHIL 474 Phenomenology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Psychology


    • ANTH 440 Cognitive Anthropology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUMT 250 Music Perception and Cognition 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 204 Intro to Psychological Stats 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 211 Intro Behavioural Neuroscience 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 212 Perception 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 213 Cognition 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 302 The Psychology of Pain 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 304 Child Development 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 305 Statistics for Exper Design 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 310 Intelligence 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 311 Human Cognition and the Brain 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 316 Psychology of Deafness 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 317 Genes and Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 318 Behavioural Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 340 Psych of Language 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 341 The Psychology of Bilingualism 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 342 Hormones & Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 352 Cognitive Psychology Lab 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 406 Psychological Tests 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 410 Sp Topics in Neuropsychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 413 Cognitive Development 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 427 Sensorimotor Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 433 Cognitive Science 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 470 Memory and Brain 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 501 Auditory Perception 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 506 Cognitive Neuroscience of Attn 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 513 Human Decision-Making 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 514 Neurobiology Learning Memory 3 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 522 Neurochemistry and Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 526 Advances in Visual Perception 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 529 Music Cognition 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 531 Structural Equation Models 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 536 Correlational Techniques 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 537 Adv Seminar in Psych of Lang 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
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      • Summer

    • PSYC 538 Categoriz Communic & Consciou 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
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      • Summer

    • PSYC 541 Multilevel Modelling 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 545 Topics in Language Acquisition 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 561 Methods:Dev Psycholinguistics 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Neuroscience

    * Students select either BIOL 514 or PSYC 514, but not both.
    ** Students select either NSCI 200 or PHGY 209, but not both.


    • ANAT 321 Circuitry of the Human Brain 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 200 Molecular Biology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 201 Cell Biology & Metabolism 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 306 Neural Basis of Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 307 Behavioural Ecology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 320 Evolution of Brain & Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 507 Animal Communication 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 514 Neurobiology Learning Memory 3 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 530 Advances in Neuroethology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 532 Developmental Neurobiology Sem 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 580 Genet Approaches to Neur Syst 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 588 Advances in Mol/Cell Neurobiol 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NEUR 310 Cellular Neurobiology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NSCI 200 Intro. to Neuroscience 1 3 Credits**
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NSCI 300 Neuroethics 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 3 Credits**
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHGY 311 Channels, Synapses & Hormones 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHGY 314 Integrative Neuroscience 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHGY 556 Topics in Systems Neuroscience 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 211 Intro Behavioural Neuroscience 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 302 The Psychology of Pain 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 311 Human Cognition and the Brain 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 317 Genes and Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 318 Behavioural Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 342 Hormones & Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 410 Sp Topics in Neuropsychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 427 Sensorimotor Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 433 Cognitive Science 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 444 Sleep Mechanisms and Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 506 Cognitive Neuroscience of Attn 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 514 Neurobiology Learning Memory 3 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 522 Neurochemistry and Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 526 Advances in Visual Perception 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYT 301 Issues in Drug Dependence 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYT 500 Adv: Neur of Mtl Disorders 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYT 502 Brain Evolution & Psychiatry 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYT 515 Advanced Studies in Addiction 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
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    Research Course


    • COGS 401 Research Cognitive Science 1 6 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
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      • Summer