Cognitive Science

Catalog Year 2015-2016

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Major Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements.

Major Elective

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements, or replaced with an equivalent course.

Gen-Ed Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill general education requirements.

Elective

Can be chosen from a selection of courses.

See MyGFU for detailed academic requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester

Calculus or Discrete Mathematics (MATH 201 Prerequisite: MATH 190 Precalculus Mathematics or equivalent) 3 credits
Bible Survey (BIBL 100) 3 credits
Knowing and Being Known (LIBA 100) 3 credits
Natural Science GE Requirement 4 credits
History/Politics GE Requirement 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 16 credits

Spring Semester

General Psychology (PSYC 150) 3 credits
Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 150) 3 credits
Communication GE Requirement (COMM 100) 3 credits
HUMA 290 or Fine Arts GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective Credit 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 31 credits

Second Year

Fall Semester

Introduction to Computer Science (CSIS 201) 3 credits
Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 221) 4 credits
*Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3 credits
Fine Arts GE Requirement (or Elective Credit if took HUMA 290) 3 credits
HUMA 205 or Philosophy & Literature GE Requirement 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 47 credits

Spring Semester

Introduction to Computer Science II (CSIS 202) 3 credits
*Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3 credits
Lifelong FitnessGE Requirement 2 credits
BIBL Elective GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective Credits 6 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 64 credits

Third Year

Fall Semester

Statistical Procedures (PSYC 240) 3 credits
Cultural Anthropology (SOCI 310) 3 credits
Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3 credits
Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3 credits
Elective Credit 4 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 80 credits

Spring Semester

Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3 credits
Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3 credits
History and Theology of Christianity (RELI 300) 3 credits
Elective Credits 6 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 95 credits

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Research Methods (PSYC 391) 3 credits
Senior Seminar (PSYC 490) 1 credits
Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3 credits
Culture and Christianity (LIBA 400) 3 credits
Elective Credits 6 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 111 credits

Spring Semester

Neuroscience (PSYC 320) 3 credits
Advanced Research methods (PSYC 392) 3 credits
HIstory & Systems of Psychology (PSYC 450) 3 credits
Elective Credits 6 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 126 credits

Notes

Major: Cognitive Science

Catalog: 2015-2016

*See MyGFU Academic Requirements for correct list of classes to meet requirements
**Class offered on alternate years. Adjust schedule as necessary. See department advisor for additional information.
Recommended Course Schedule Guide
First Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
BIBL 100 Bible Survey 4 PSYC 150 General Psychology 3
GEED 130 First Year Seminar 1 PHIL 150 Introduction to Philosophy 3
WRIT 110 College Writing 3   *COMM GE Requirement 3
HHPA 120 Lifelong Fitness 2   *LITR GE Requirement 3
MATH 201 or MATH 260 Calculus or Discrete Mathematics (MATH 201 Prerequisite: MATH 190 Precalculus Mathematics or equivalent) 4/3   *Fine Arts GE Requirement 3
  *HIST GE Requirement 3      
Total Semester Credits 16 Total Semester Credits 15
Cumulative Credits 16 Cumulative Credits 31
Second Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
CSIS 201 Introduction to Computer Science I 3 CSIS 202 Introduction to Computer Science II 3
BIOL 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4   *Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3
  *Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3   *Natural Science GE Requirement (3-4 sem credit hrs) 3
  *Social Science GE Requirement (3 sem credit hours) 3   *BIBL Elective GE Requirement 3
  Elective Credits 3   *HHPA GE Requirement (activities class) 1
        Elective Credits 3
Total Semester Credits 16 Total Semester Credits 16
Cumulative Credits 47 Cumulative Credits 63
Third Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
PSYC 240 Statistical Procedures 3 RELI 300 Christian Foundations 3
SOCI 310 Cultural Anthropology 3   *Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3
*Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3   *Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3
  *Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3   *Global and Cultural Understanding GE Requirement 3
  Elective Credits 4   Elective Credits 4
Total Semester Credits Total Semester Credits 16
Cumulative Credits 79 Cumulative Credits 95
Fourth Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
GEED 490 Senior Capstone 3 PSYC 320** Neuroscience 3
PSYC 391 Research Methods 3 PSYC 392 Advanced Research Methods 3
PSYC 490 Senior Seminar 1 PSYC 450 History & Systems of Psychology 3
*Major Requirement - Survey (7 courses required) 3   Elective Credits 6
Elective Credits 6  
Total Semester Credits 16 Total Semester Credits 15
Cumulative Credits 111 Cumulative Credits 126
    Total Credits for Degree 126.0

NOTES:

WRIT 110 may be waived with a verbal SAT score of 670 or higher. Math requirement may be waived with a math SAT score of 600 or higher.