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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
September 2, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Computer Science and Psychology: Computation & Cognitive Neuroscience BSc



The Honours BSc Computer Science & Psychology: Computation and Cognitive Neuroscience Stream also combines the Computer Science program with the Psychology Research Specialist program but the senior psychology courses focus on cognitive neuroscience. This double major program consists of a minimum of 20.0credits (20.5 credits if MA110* taken), including at least 6.0 senior credits of CP courses and at least 7.5 senior credits of PS courses.


Fall Term Winter Term
Year 1 CP104 Introduction to Programming
MA110* Intro to Differential & Integral Calculus
(or MA103 Calculus I)
MA122 Introductory Linear Algebra
PC131 Mechanics
(or PC141 Mechanics for Life Sciences)
PS101 Introduction to Psychology I
CP114 Data Structures
MA110* Intro to Differential & Integral Calculus
(CP120 Digital Electronics if MA103 taken in Fall)
MA121 Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
PC132 Thermodynamics & Waves
(or PC142 Thermodynamics & Waves for Life Sciences)
PS102 Introduction to Psychology II
Year 2 CP120 Digital Electronics
CP213 Intro to Object-Oriented Programming
PS267 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
PS295 Introduction to Research Methods
CP216 Microprocessor I
CP217 Introduction to System Programming
PS296 Introduction to Statistics
two of:
PS260 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology,
PS262 Sensory Processes and Perception,
PS263 Biopsychology
one of:
PS270 Social Psychology,
PS275 Developmental Psychology I: Infancy and Childhood
0.5 credit from Curriculum Division A or 0.5 credit non-PS elective from Curriculum Division B
Year 3

CP317 Software Engineering
CP386 Operating Systems
PS367 Research in Cognitive Neuroscience
or one of:
PS360 Research in Cognitive Psychology,
PS362 Research in Perception
PS394 Linear Models

CP363 Database I
MA238 Discrete Mathematics
PS467 Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience
or one of:
PS460 Seminar in Cognitive Psychology,
PS462 Seminar in Perception,
PS395 Analysis of Variance
0.5 senior CP elective credit
0.5 credit from Curriculum Division A or 0.5 credit non-PS elective from Curriculum Division B
Year 4 CP312 Algorithm Design and Analysis I
CP467 Image Processing & Pattern Recognition
PS367 Research in Cognitive Neuroscience
or one of:
PS360 Research in Cognitive Psychology,
PS362 Research in Perception
PS390 History of Psychology
PS499* Thesis (or 0.5 300 or 400-level PS credit)
CP414 Foundations of Computing
CP468 Artificial Intelligence
PS467 Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience
or one of:
PS460 Seminar in Cognitive Psychology,
PS462 Seminar in Perception,
PS499* Thesis (or 0.5 300 or 400-level PS credit)
0.5 senior CP elective credit

Regulations:

  1. The senior CP electives must include at least 1.0 credit at the 400 level.

  2. Progression to Year 2 requires a GPA of at least 5.00 (C) in CP104 and CP114, a GP of at least 6.00 (C+) in PS101 and PS102 (or PS100*), and an overall GPA of at least 5.00 (C). For progression to subsequent years, the cumulative GPA must be at least 5.00 (C) in CP courses, at least 6.00 (C+) in PS courses and at least 5.00 (C) overall; for graduation, the cumulative GPA must be at least 5.00 (C) in CP courses, at least 7.00 (B-) in PS courses and at least 5.00 (C) overall.

Note: All courses listed are 0.5 credit, except for courses marked with * which indicate a 1.0 credit course.