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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
September 2, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Honours Computer Science amd 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 20.0 credits (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
(if not taken in year 1)
CP213 Intro to Object-Oriented Programming
PS295 Introduction to Research Methods

CP216 Microprocessor I
CP217 Introduction to System Programming
PS296 Introduction to Statistics

all 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
one of: PS360 Research in Cognitive Psychology or PS362 Research in Perception
PS394 Linear Models

CP363 Database I
MA238 Discrete Mathematics
one of: PS460 Seminar in Cognitive Psychology or 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
one of: PS360, PS362
PS390 History of Psychology
PS499* Thesis (or 0.5 300/400-level PS credit)
0.5 senior CP elective credit
CP414 Foundations of Computing
one of: PS460, PS462
PS499* Thesis (or 0.5 300/400-level PS credit)
1.0 senior CP elective credit

Regulations:
1.  The senior CP electives must be 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.