Core Course Requirements

The required core courses represent a minimum of 12 units, including prerequisites.
Every student must complete the below courses.

  • PSYC 2145-3, Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
    Prerequisites: PSYC 1001-3 or 4 units
  • CSCI 3702, PHIL 3310, LING 3005, PSYC 3005, Introduction to Cognitive Science
     

Advanced Skills Course Requirements

Two of the following seven advanced skills course sequences, one of which may be in the area of your major. 

Course details coming soon. 

Taking classes in the Computer Science focus area would require a minimum of 6 units and an additional minimum of 4 units for prerequisites.

Two of the following courses in Computer Science:

  • CSCI 3002-3, Human-Centered Computing Foundations
    Prerequisites: CSCI 2270
  • CSCI 3202-3, Artificial Intelligence 
    Prerequisites: CSCI 2270, Discrete Math and Probability/Statistics
  • CSCI 4830-3, Special Topics: Learning and Collaboration
    Prerequisite: CSCI 2400 typically, but varies by topic and instructor. Refer to class schedule for prerequisites.

Two of the following seven advanced skills course sequences, one of which may be in the area of your major. 

  • INFO 3502 (3): Online Communities, counts as Investigations in Information Science.
  • INFO 3505 (3): Designing for Creativity and Learning, counts as Investigations in Information Science.
  • INFO 3508 (3): Personal Information Management, counts as Investigations in Information Science.
  • INFO 4601 (3): Ethical and Policy Dimensions of Information and Technology, counts as Mastery in Information Science.
  • INFO 4602 (3): Information Visualization, programming knowledge is strongly encouraged. Counts as Mastery in Information Science.
  • INFO 4603 (3): Survey Research Design, counts as Mastery in Information Science.
  • INFO 4604 (3): Applied Machine Learning, counts as Mastery in Information Science.
  • INFO 4605 (3): Ethnographic Research in Applied Settings, counts as Mastery in Information Science. Degree credit not granted for INFO 4605 and INFO 5605.
  • INFO 4609 (3): User-Centered Design, counts as Mastery in Information Science.
  • INFO 4611 (3): Ubiquitous Computing Experience Design, counts as Mastery in Information Science.

Details of the Integrative Physiology focus area requirements are coming soon.

Taking classes in the Linguistics focus area would require a minimum of 6 units, and an additional minimum of 3 units for  prerequisites.
  • Linguistics 3100-3, Sound Structures or SLHS 3006-3, Phonetics
    Prerequisites: LING 2000-3 AND one of the following four courses in Linguistics:
  • LING 3430-3, Semantics
  • LING 4220-3, Language and Mind 
    Prerequisites: LING 2000, psych 1001-3
  • LING 4420-3, Morphology and Syntax
    Prerequisite: LING 2000-3
  • LING 4560-3, Language Development
  • LING 4632-3, Machine Learning and Linguistics

    Taking classes in the Philosophy focus area would require a minimum of 6 units, and an additional minimum of 3 units for prerequisites.

    Two of the following six courses in Philosophy:

    • PHIL 4300-3, Philosophy of Mind 
      Prerequisites: PHIL 2440-3, 3010-3, 3340-3, 3480-3
    • PHIL 4340-3, Epistemology 
      Prerequisites: 12 hrs PHIL inc 2440-3 & 3010-3
    • PHIL 4400-3, Philosophy of Science 
      Prerequisites: 12 hrs PHIL inc 2440-3, junior standing
    • PHIL 4460-3, Modal Logic 
      Recommended Prerequisite: PHIL 2440
    • PHIL 4480, Formal Methods in Philosophy
    • PHIL 4490-3, Philosophy of Language 
      Prerequisites: 12 hrs PHIL inc 2440-3, junior standing

      Taking classes in the Psychology and Neuroscience focus area would require a minimum of 7 units, and an additional minimum of 4 units for prerequisites.
      • Psychology 4145-4, Cognitive Psychology
        Prerequisites: PSYC 1001-3, PSYC 2145-3, PSYC 2111-4 and PSYC 3111-4 AND one of the following four courses in experimental psychology:
        • NRSC 4032-3, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 
          Prerequisites: PSYC 2012-3 or NRSC 2100-4
        • PSYC 4155, Cognitive Neuroscience/Neuropsychology 
          Prerequisites: PSYC 2111-4, PSYC 3111-4, and either PSYC 2012-3 or NRSC 2100-4
        • PSYC 4165-4, Psychology of Perception
          Prerequisites: PSYC 1001-3, PSYC 2111-4, PSYC 3111-4
        • PSYC 4220, Language & Mind
          Recommended Prerequisites: PSYC 1001-3, LING 2000-3

      Taking classes in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences focus area would require a minimum of 6 units, and an additional 3 units for prerequisites.

      SLHS 2010-3, Science of Human Communication AND one of the following four courses in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS):

      • SLHS 3006-3, Phonetics (if Linguistics 3100-3 is unavailable)
      • SLHS 3106-3, Hearing Science
      • SLHS 3116-3, Speech Science
      • SLHS 4502-3, Language Disorders, Child and Adult 
        Prerequisite: SLHS 4560-3
      • SLHS 4560-3, Language Development  
        Prerequisites: PSYC 1001-3, ling 2000-3

      Additional Requirements

      • All courses for the Certificate must earn grades of C or better and an overall grade-point average of 3.0 for Certificate courses and their prerequisites. 
      • 15 of the units must be in upper-division courses.
        Additional credit hours may be required as prerequisites to classes chosen to fulfill the Undergraduate CertificatePlan of Study, but these courses usually also fulfill degree requirements. 
      • Any proposals for substitute courses must be PREapproved by the ICS Academic Director.
      • For transfer students: Up to two courses already successfully transferred to CU from another institution may apply to the certificate requirements with approval of the ICS Academic Director.