Core Faculty: Peter Balsam (Chair), Kara Pham (Departmental Representative), Elizabeth Bauer, BJ Casey, Maria de la Paz Fernandez, John Glendinning, Gabrielle Gutierrez, Russell Romeo, Rae Silver, Alex White
The new NSBV curriculum requires the completion of a minimum of 13 courses (5 core neuroscience courses; 3 introductory courses from cognate disciplines; 3 elective courses; a year-long research seminar counting as 2 courses) and a senior thesis. All NSBV majors must take 5 core neuroscience courses that provide foundational knowledge and laboratory training. No more than 2/5 core neuroscience courses can be taken outside the NSBV Department, including Columbia University or other institutions. For many courses, NSBV majors have multiple options. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of our discipline, students can select introductory and elective courses offered in other departments either at Barnard or Columbia. Furthermore, students have the option of selecting elective courses in one suggested track – cognitive/behavioral, computational, or molecular.
|NSBV BC1001||INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE|
|NSBV BC2001||Laboratory in Neuroscience|
|NSBV BC3001||SYSTEMS AND BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE|
|BIOL BC3362||MOLECULAR ＆ CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE|
|NSBV BC2002||Statistics and Experimental Design|
| One course must be Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIOL BC1502 + lab BIOL BC1503); the other courses (1lect; 1lect+lab) from cognate disciplines (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, or Psychology)|
|NSBV BC3593||Senior Research Seminar: Neuroscience and Behavior|
|NSBV BC3594||Senior Research Seminar: Neuroscience and Behavior|
Approved electives are listed on the department webpage. One elective course must be a 3000-level seminar.