*For students entering in Fall 2019 (and beyond): The JDP Steering Committee has endorsed a change to the Cognitive Psychology Requirement to match the new APA standards. All students entering in Fall 2019 and all subsequent years will be required to take the new Cognitive & Affective Psychology course taught at SDSU starting Spring 2020. Students can still take other cognitive psychology classes at SDSU or UC San Diego as electives.
Students are required to take a course in Cognitive Psychology. Although this course may be taken at either university, most students meet this requirement via a UC San Diego course, typically taken in the second or third year of the program. Before registering for a course to meet this requirement, the Program Directors must determine if it is sufficiently broad and general to meet the standard. Please submit a copy of the syllabus to both the SDSU and UC San Diego Co-Directors for their review before you take any course to meet this requirement. If the course chosen to meet this requirement is offered for a grade or pass/fail, students are required to take it for a grade. Pass/fail for most courses only denotes C-level work and C is not an acceptable JDP grade. Note that the time limit to change a grade option at UC San Diego is by the time the new quarter begins. Failing to enroll for the “Letter grade” option by then will require a lengthy CEP committee review and approval by the UC San Diego Dean.
Students typically take the Cognitive Science Seminar (COGS 200) at UC San Diego. If a student finds another course that he/she believes would better meet training goals, the student must get permission from his/her Guidance Committee and the Program Directors. None of these courses are offered each quarter/semester and some are only taught in alternate years, so a student will need to check both the SDSU and UC San Diego schedules.