Skip navigation and jump directly to page content
Indiana University Bloomington
Choose site to be searched
Type search terms

Bachelor of Arts

Notice: The information on this page is for information purposes only, and does not necessarily reflect official degree requirements, which can change. Students should always double-check the degree requirements in the official College of Arts and Sciences Academic Bulletin at http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/ for the year they entered the program, and consult with their academic advisor.

In addition to the degree requirements for the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS), students must complete the following:

Core: The five-course sequence:

  • Q240: Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive and Information Sciences

  • Q350: Mathematics and Logic for the Cognitive and Information Sciences

  • Q260: Programming for the Cognitive and Information Sciences

  • Q370: Experiments and Models in Cognition

  • Q320: Computation in the Cognitive and Information Sciences



Concentration: Three courses in one of the following areas. Of these courses, at least two must be above the 200 level, and at least one above the 300 level.
  • Cognition
  • Computation
  • Informatics
  • Foundations
  • Language
  • Logic
  • Neuroscience

The following courses are pre-approved for the seven concentrations:

Cognition:

Psychological and Brain Sciences:

P325 Psychology of Learning (3 cr.) N&M
P329 Sensation and Perception (3 cr.) N&M
P330 Perception/Action (3 cr.) N&M
P335 Cognitive Psychology (3 cr.) N&M
P350 Human Factors (3 cr.) N&M
P424 Laboratory in Sensation and Perception (3 cr.)
P435 Lab. in Human Learning and Cognition (3 cr.)
P438 Language and Cognition (3 cr.) N&M

Speech and Hearing Sciences:

S302 Acoustics for Speech and Hearing Sciences N&M
S378 Introduction to Psychoacoustics (3 cr.)

Computation:

Computer Science:

C211 Introduction to Computer Science (4 cr.) N&M
C212 Introduction to Software Systems (4 cr.) N&M
C241 Discrete Structures for Comp Science (3 cr.) N&M
C311 Programming Languages (4 cr.) N&M
C335 Computer Structures (4 cr.) N&M
C341
C343 Data Structures (4 cr.)
B351/Q351 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Computer Simulation (3cr.) N&M
(or their honors equivalents.)

Informatics:

Informatics:

I200 Information Representation (3 cr.)
I210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.) or CSCI A201
I211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.) or CSCI A202
I300 Human Computer Interaction (4 cr.)
I320 Distributive Systems and Collaborative Computing

Computer Science:

A346 User-Interface Programming (3 cr.)

Foundations:

Philosophy:

P310 Topic in Metaphysics (3 cr.) A&H
P312 Topics in the Theory of Knowledge (3 cr.) A&H
P320 Philosophy of Language (3 cr.) A&H
P360 Introduction to Philosophy of Mind (3 cr.) A&H
P366 Philosophy of Action (3 cr.) A&H

Language:

Linguistics:

L303 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis (3 cr.) N&M
L306 Phonetics (3 cr.) N&M
L307 Phonology (3 cr.) N&M
L308 Morphology (3 cr.) N&M
L310 Syntax (3 cr.) N&M
L325 Semantics (3 cr.) N&M
L430 Language Change and Variation (3 cr.) S&H
L490 Linguistic Structures (3 cr.)

Psychological and Brain Sciences:

P438 Language and Cognition (3 cr.) N&M

Speech and Hearing Sciences:

S201 Speech Anatomy and Physiology (3 cr.) N&M
S302 Acoustics for Speech and Hearing Sciences N&M
S307 Cognitive and Communicative Aspects of Aging (3 cr.) N&M
S333 Survey of Children's Language Development (3 cr.)
S378 Introduction to Psychoacoustics (3 cr.)
S420 Phonological Acquisition and Disorders in Children (3 cr.)
S433 Childhood Language (3 cr.) N&M
S436 Language Disorders in Children (3 cr.)

Logic:

Philosophy:

P250 Introductory Symbolic Logic (3 cr.) N&M
P251 Intermediate Symbolic Logic (3 cr.) N&M
P350 Logic of Sets (3 cr.)
P352 Logic and Philosophy (3 cr.) A&H

Neuroscience:

Cognitive Science:

Q301 Brain and Cognition (3 cr.) N&M  

Psychological and Brain Sciences:

P326 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 cr.)
P407 Drugs and the Nervous System (3 cr.)
P410 Development of the Brain and Behavior (3 cr.)
P411 Neural Bases of Learning and Memory (3 cr.)
P423 Human Neuropsychology (3 cr.)
P426 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience (3 cr.)

In addition to these pre-approved concentrations, other specialized concentrations may be designed by individual students and submitted for approval to the cognitive science director of undergraduate studies.

Breadth: Three additional courses from at least two different departments or concentrations, outside of the primary concentration area. Courses must be chosen from the approved list of courses that count for a pre-approved concentration or from the following:

Those marked with an asterisk (*) are preapproved to meet concentration requirements. Note that courses taken in the School of Informatics will be outside hours for College of Arts and Sciences students. See advisor for additional breadth course options.

Computer Science:

*A201 Introduction to Programming I (4 cr.) N & M
*A202 Introduction to Programming II (4 cr.) N & M
A247 Network Technologies and Administration (4 cr.)
A304 Introductory C++ Programming (2 cr.)
A306 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ (2 cr.)
*A346 User-Interface Programming (3 cr.)
*C211 Introduction to Computer Science (4 cr.) N & M
*H211 Introduction to Computer Science, Honors (4 cr.) N & M
*C212 Introduction to Software Systems (4 cr.) N & M
*H212 Introduction to Software Systems, Honors (4 cr.) N & M
*C241 Discrete Structures for Computer Science (3 cr.) N & M
*H241 Discrete Structures for Computer Science, Honors (3 cr.) N & M
*C311 Programming Languages (4 cr.) N & M
*H311 Programming Languages, Honors (4 cr.) N & M
*C335 Computer Structures (4 cr.) N & M
*H335 Computer Structures, Honors (4 cr.) N & M
B401 Fundamentals of Computing Theory (3 cr.) N & M
*C343 Data Structures (4 cr.) N & M
*H343 Data Structures, Honors (4 cr.) N & M
*B351 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Computer Simulation (3 cr.) N & M (cross-listed as COGS Q351)

School of Informatics:

I101 Introduction to Informatics (3 cr.)
*I200 Information Representation (3 cr.)
*I210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.)
*I211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.)
*I300 Human Computer Interaction (3 cr.)
*I320 Distributive Systems and Collaborative Computing (3 cr.)

Linguistics:

L103 Introduction to the Study of Language (3 cr.) S & H
L210 Topics in Language and Society (3 cr.) S & H
*L303 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis (3 cr.) N & M
*L306 Phonetics (3 cr.) N & M
*L307 Phonology (3 cr.) N & M
*L308 Morphology (3 cr.) N & M
*L310 Syntax (3 cr.) N & M
*L325 Semantics (3 cr.) N & M
*L430 Language Change and Variation (3 cr.) S & H
L431 Field Methods (3 cr.)
L432 Advanced Field Methods (3 cr.)
*L490 Linguistic Structures (3 cr.)

Philosophy

P100 Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr.) A & H
P105 Thinking and Reasoning (3 cr.) A & H
*P250 Introductory Symbolic Logic (3 cr.) N & M
*P251 Intermediate Symbolic Logic (3 cr.) N & M
*P310 Topics in Metaphysics (3 cr.) A & H
*P312 Topics in the Theory of Knowledge (3 cr.) A & H
*P320 Philosophy and Language (3 cr.) A & H
*P350 Logic of Sets (3 cr.)
*P352 Logic and Philosophy (3 cr.) A & H
*P360 Introduction to Philosophy of Mind (3 cr.) A & H
*P366 Philosophy of Action (3 cr.) A & H

Psychological and Brain Sciences

P101/P151 Introductory Psychology I (3 cr.) N & M
or P106 General Psychology, Honors (4 cr.) N & M
P201 An Introduction to Neuroscience (3 cr.) N & M
P211 Methods of Experimental Psychology (3 cr.) N & M
*P325 Psychology of Learning (3 cr.) N & M
*P326 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 cr.)
*P329 Sensation and Perception (3 cr.) N & M
*P330 Perception/Action (3 cr.) N & M
*P335 Cognitive Psychology (3 cr.) N & M
P346 Neuroscience (3 cr.)
P349 Cognitive Neuroscience (3 cr.)
*P350 Human Factors/Ergonomics (3 cr.) N & M
P405 Elementary Mathematical Psychology (3 cr.) N & M
*P407 Drugs and the Nervous System (3 cr.)
*P410 Development of the Brain and Behavior (3 cr.)
*P411 Neural Bases of Learning and Memory (3 cr.)
P417 Animal Behavior (3 cr.) N & M
*P423 Human Neuropsychology (3 cr.)
*P424 Laboratory in Sensation and Perception (3 cr.)
*P426 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience (3 cr.)
P429 Laboratory in Developmental Psychology (3 cr.)
P433 Laboratory in Neuroimaging Methods (3 cr.)
*P435 Laboratory in Human Learning and Cognition (3 cr.)
*P438 Language and Cognition (3 cr.) N & M
*P443 Cognitive Development (3 cr.)
P444 Developmental Psychobiology (3 cr.)
P448 Social Judgment and Person Perception (3 cr.)

Speech and Hearing Sciences

*S201 Speech Anatomy and Physiology (3 cr.) N & M
*S302 Acoustics for Speech and Hearing Sciences N & M
*S307 Cognitive and Communicative Aspects of Aging (3 cr.) N & M
*S333 Survey of Children's Language Development (3 cr.)
*S378 Introduction to Psychoacoustics (3 cr.)
*S420 Phonological Acquisition and Disorders in Children (3 cr.)
*S433 Childhood Language (3 cr.) N & M
*S436 Language Disorders in Children (3 cr.)

See the Undergraduate Advisor for a pre-approved list of alternate Breadth courses. Other courses could be submitted for approval to the Undergraduate Advisor.

Senior Seminar: Students must complete Cognitive Science Q400 Senior Seminar in the Cognitive and Information Sciences. (Required for students who enter Indiana University Fall 2000 and later).

N&M: Natural & Mathematical Sciences
S&H: Social & Historical Studies
A&H: Arts and Humanities