Yeni bir sertifika programı: Bilişsel ve Beyin Bilimleri / A new certificate program: Cognitive & Brain Sciences

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Cognitive Science is the scientific study of the mind, and is an interdisciplinary field that draws from several academic disciplines, including Psychology, Computer Science, Philosophy, Linguistics and Neuroscience. 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 four required courses and two 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.



SOSC 104 Cognitive Sciences

COMP 341 Artificial Intelligence

PHIL 338 Philosophy of Mind

PSYC 205 Psychology of Learning and Cognition

Elective (two of the following)

*COMP 130 Introduction to Programming

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 415 Neural Bases of Memory

PSYC 427 Conditioning and Learning

PSYC 431 Human Memory

PSYC 433 Psychology of Language

PSYC 467 Physiological Psychology

NRVS 207 Neuroscience and Behavior

HSIC 502 Electromedical Instrumentation

*COMP 130 may be replaced with another relevant programming course with the consent of the program coordinator.


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