Cognitive Science Concentration

Below is a sample of a cognitive science program in Comprehensive Science, subject to variation at the discretion of the student and the student's advisor:

Freshman Year

First Semester Crs. Second Semester Crs.
MAT 1500 - Calculus I 4 MAT 1505 - Calculus II 4
PHY 2410 - University Phy:Mechanics , PHY 2411 - Lab: Mechanics 4 PHY 2412 - Univ Physics: Elec & Mag , PHY 2413 - Lab: Elec & Magnetism 4
ACS 1000 - Traditions in Conversation 3 ACS 1001 - Modernity & Its Discontents 3
Core Language 3 Core Language 3
PHI 1050 - Intro to Philosophy 3 THL 1050 - Christian Theology: An Intro or THL 1051 - Christianity in History 3
Total Credits 17 Total Credits 17

Sophomore Year

First Semester Crs. Second Semester Crs.
MAT 2500 - Calculus III 4 CSC 1052 - Algorithms & Data Struc II 4
BIO 2105 - General Biology I 4 BIO 2106 - General Biology II 4
CHM 1151 - General Chemistry I , CHM 1103 - General Chemistry Lab I 5 CHM 1152 - General Chemistry II , CHM 1104 - General Chemistry Lab II 5
CSC 1051 - Algorithms & Data Struc I 4 PSY 1000 - General Psychology 3
Total Credits 17 Total Credits 16

Junior Year

First Semester Crs. Second Semester Crs.
PSY 4500 - Cognitive Psychology 3 HIS 1050 - Themes in Modern World History 3
CSC 1300 - Discrete Structures 3 Social Science 3
MAT 4310 - Stat Methods 3 CSC 4500 - Artificial Intelligence or CSC 4510 - Machine Learning 3
ENG 2050 - Writing for Magazines 3 PHI 4610 - Philosophy of Mind 3
THL 1050 - Christian Theology: An Intro or THL 1051 - Christianity in History 3 BIO 4605 - Neurobiology 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15

Senior Year

First Semester Crs. Second Semester Crs.
CSC 4730 - Human Computer Interaction 3 Science Elective 3
Advanced History 3 CGS 5900 - Cognitive Science Seminar 3
Advanced Theology 3 Advanced Literature 3
ETH 2050 3 Fine Arts 3
Social Science 3 Free Elective 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15

BSC majors must:

Plan their academic program in accord with the requirements set forth in the Villanova University Bulletin Undergraduate Full-Time Studies.

Satisfy the requirements of the Core Program of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sample four-year plan for taking the required courses for the BSC major are available for the various concentrations offered through the program.

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