The University of California, San Diego is one of ten campuses of the University of California. UC San Diego curricula and programs have been singled out for top rankings in national surveys at both undergraduate and graduate levels. US News and Report has named nine of UC San Diego’s graduate programs among the top 10 in the nation. In terms of Federal research and developmental funding, it is currently ranked sixth, ahead of UCLA, Harvard, and Stanford.
Department of Cognitive Science
The JDP LCD is housed in the UC San Diego Department of Cognitive Science in the School of Social Science. Known for establishing the world’s first cognitive science department, faculty and students in the Department of Cognitive Science continue to be at the vanguard of the interdisciplinary study of intelligent activity. Beyond the Department’s own Ph.D. program in Cognitive Science, it serves as the nexus for the university’s inter-disciplinary Ph.D. program in which students can pursue a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science in addition to one from the Departments of Anthropology, Biology, Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Linguistics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology, or Sociology. With its rich history of interdisciplinary collaboration, the Department of Cognitive Science is a natural home for the innovative clinical research conducted by students and faculty in the JDP LCD.