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 brain and cognitive science (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
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
Computation and Cognition
  • BCS 232: Artificial Intelligence
  • BCS 233: Statistical Speech and Language Processing
  • BCS 235: Natural Language Processing
  • BCS 236: Machine Vision
  • BCS 247: Topics in Computational Neuroscience
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.