The Majors - Brain & Cognitive Science and Psychology

The Brain and Cognitive Science and Psychology majors are just part of what you'll need to graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. General Education courses and electives (courses you take for fun, to develop a skill, or to fulfill prerequisites, or pre-professional courses) will make up your entire Illinois academic experience.

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Please note that the Psychology major has been divided into several concentrations to appropriately recognize students that specialize within one particular area of Psychology. 

Official recognition of the area of specialization will appear on your academic transcript. This enhanced articulation of the Psychology “brand” will make you more attractive to both prospective employers and graduate schools.

The Brain and Cognitive Science major does not have concentrations.

**Non-Department of Psychology Students - How To Declare the Major**


Brain and Cognitive Science


Psychology Concentrations


Concentration Questions