The Cognitive and Brain Sciences Program at Koç University is offered with joint contributions from the departments of Psychology, Philosophy, Computer Science, and the School of Medicine.
Students in good academic standing who are enrolled in any degree program at Koç University are eligible to apply for this program. To achieve the “Cognitive and Brain Sciences Program” Certificate, students need to complete the three required courses and three of the elective courses listed below.
The courses specified below may be substituted for other equivalent courses upon authorization by the Faculty Council of the department offering that course. In addition, the department offering each course will designate the necessary prerequisites. A student can fulfill one Elective course requirement by taking an “Independent Study” course on a relevant topic from one of the participating departments with the prior consent of the program coordinator and the instructor offering the independent study.
The average grade from the six courses must be at least 2.50. In order to receive the certificate, the students must fulfill all of the requirements specified in this document. The Cognitive Science Program Certificate will be presented to the student along with their Bachelor’s degree at the time of their graduation from Koç University.
PSYC 348 Introduction to Cognitive Science
PHIL 338 Philosophy of Mind
PSYC 205 Psychology of Learning and Cognition
Elective Courses (three of the following – at least one COMP XXX and at least one other elective)
COMP 130* Introduction to Programming
COMP 341 Artificial Intelligence
COMP 408 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
COMP 442 Natural Language Processing
COMP 541 Machine Learning
PHIL 131 Logic
PHIL 215 Epistemology
PHIL 325 Problems in Phenomenology
PHIL 334 Philosophy of Science
PSYC 220 Brain and Behavior
PSYC 352 Language and Cognition
PSYC 415 Neural Bases of Memory
PSYC 427 Conditioning and Learning
PSYC 431 Human Memory
PSYC 433 Psychology of Language
PSYC 461 Physiological Psychology
NRVS 207 Neuroscience and Behavior
HSIC 502 Electromedical Instrumentation
HUMS 117 Rationality & Irrationality
PHIL 438 Philosophy of Action
*COMP 130 may be replaced with another relevant programming course with the consent of the program coordinator.
** Independent study courses can only be once approved by the advisor towards the completion of this program
Program Coordinator: Sami Gülgöz