Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience

Catalog Year: 2023-2024

Banner Code: LA-CERG-CNEU

The Department of Psychology offers a graduate certificate in cognitive neuroscience under the auspices of the program in Human Factors/Applied Cognition.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 18

This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.

For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Core Courses

PSYC 530 Cognitive Engineering: Cognitive Science Applied to Human Factors 3
Six credits of 6
Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science 1
Total Credits 9

Topic must be relevant to cognitive neuroscience. This course is repeatable when the specific topic is different.

Additional Course

Select one course from the following: 3
Mammalian Neurobiology
Neuronal Bases of Learning and Memory
Behavioral Chemistry
Total Credits 3


Select two electives from the following: 6
Biological Bases of Human Behavior
Directed Reading and Research 1
Advanced Topics in Cognitive Science 1
Total Credits 6

May be used to fulfill this requirement when the topic is relevant to the certificate with prior written approval of the program director.