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Regulations (B.Cog.Sc.)

The regulations presented below apply to all Bachelor of Cognitive Science programs. In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations common to all undergraduate students including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

First-Year Seminars

B.Cog.Sc. degree students are strongly encouraged to include a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) during their first 4.0 credits of registration. Students are limited to 1.0 credit  in FYSM (one 1.0-credit FYSM or two 0.5-credit FYSM's) and can only register in a FYSM while they have first-year standing in their B.Cog.Sc. program. Students who have completed the Enriched Support Program (ESP) or who are required to take a minimum of one English as a Second Language (ESLA) credit are not permitted to register in a FYSM.

Change of Program Within the B.Cog.Sc. Degree

Students may transfer to a program within the B.Cog.Sc. degree, if upon entry to the new program they would be in Good Standing . Other applications for change of program will be considered on their merits;
students may be admitted to the new program in Good Standing or on Academic Warning. Students may apply to declare or change their program within the B.Cog.Sc. Degree at the Registrar's Office according
to the published deadlines. Acceptance into a program or into a program element or option is subject to any enrolment limitations, specific program, program element or option requirements, as published in the relevant Calendar entry.

Minors, Concentrations and Specializations

Students may apply to the Registrar's Office to be admitted to a minor, concentration or specialization during their first or subsequent years of study. Acceptance into a minor, concentration or specialization is subject to any specific requirements of the intended Minor, Concentration or Specialization as published in the relevant Calendar entry. Acceptance into a Concentration or Specialization requires that the student be in Good Standing.

Mention : Français

Students registered in the B.Cog.Sc. may earn the notation Mention: Français by completing part of their requirements in French and by demonstrating a knowledge of the history and culture of French Canada.
The general requirements are listed below.

Students in the B.Cog.Sc. Honours program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in the French language;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level and 1.0 credit at the 4000-level taken in French. These credits may come from any of Philosophy, Psychology, Computer Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience, or Cognitive Science, without restriction.

Students in the B.Cog.Sc. General program must present:

  1.  1.0 credit in the French language;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level taken in French. This credit may come from any of Philosophy, Psychology, Computer Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience, or Cognitive Science,without restriction.

Courses taught in French (Item 3, above) may be taken at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa on the Exchange Agreement, or at a francophone university on a Letter of Permission. Students planning to take
courses on exchange or on a Letter of Permission should take careful note of the residence requirement for a minimum number of Carleton courses in their programs. Consult the Academic Regulations of the
University section of this Calendar for information regarding study on Exchange or Letter of Permission.