University of Rochester

Undergraduate Programs

Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Example Track Themes for the BA

Students can design individualized track themes that reflect their interests in BCS. The track themes listed below are simply examples of those that have been popular. You are strongly encouraged to discuss with your BCS Faculty Advisor other coherent sets of courses that fit your interests.

Neuropsychology and Mental Disorder
Psycholinguistics¹
  • BCS 172: Development of Mind and Brain
  • BCS 259: Language Development
  • BCS 261: Language Use and Understanding
  • BCS 264: Signed Language Structure
  • BCS 265: Language and the Brain
Perception and Action
  • BCS 220: The Intelligent Eye
  • BCS 221: Auditory Perception
  • BCS 222: Foundations of Vision: Perception and Computation
  • BCS 223: Vision & the Eye
  • BCS 228: Human-Machine Interaction
  • BCS 245: Sensory and Motor Neuroscience
Computation and Cognition
  • CSC 212: Human Computer Interaction
  • BCS 222: Foundations of Vision: Perception and Computation
  • BCS 230: The Computational Brain
  • BCS 232: Artificial Intelligence
Development
Music Cognition and Language
  • Choose at least one from:
  • BCS 259: Language Development
  • BCS 261: Language Use and Understanding
  • BCS 265: Language and the Brain
Speech and Hearing¹, ²

¹LIN 110 can be used for BCS elective credit only if included on a major declaration processed prior to Fall 2014.

²Students interested in pursuing graduate work in Speech and Hearing are strongly encouraged to take LIN 210 Introduction to Sound Systems even though it cannot be used to fulfill the BCS track requirement.