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.

Five Core Neuroscience Courses
NSBV BC1001INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
NSBV BC2001Laboratory in Neuroscience
NSBV BC3001SYSTEMS AND BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
BIOL BC3362MOLECULAR & CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE
NSBV BC2002Statistics and Experimental Design
Three Introductory Courses from Other Disciplines
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)
Senior Research Seminar
NSBV BC3593Senior Research Seminar: Neuroscience and Behavior
NSBV BC3594Senior Research Seminar: Neuroscience and Behavior
Three Elective Courses

Approved electives are listed on the department webpage. One elective course must be a 3000-level seminar.

Fall 2022

NSBV BC1001INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
NSBV BC2001Laboratory in Neuroscience
NSBV BC2003Neuroendocrinology of Stress
NSBV BC2004Fundamentals in Computational Neuroscience Models
NSBV BC3105Neuroimmunology Seminar
NSBV BC3405NEUROSCIENCE OF TRAUMA
NSBV BC3381Visual Neuroscience: From the Eyeball to the Mind's Eye
NSBV BC3376Psychobiology of Infant Development
NSBV BC3593Senior Research Seminar: Neuroscience and Behavior
NSBV BC3099INDEPENDENT STUDY

Spring 2022

NSBV BC1001INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
NSBV BC2001Laboratory in Neuroscience
NSBV BC3594Senior Research Seminar: Neuroscience and Behavior
NSBV BC2002Statistics and Experimental Design
NSBV BC3001SYSTEMS AND BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
NSBV BC3398Psychobiology of Sleep
NSBV BC3405NEUROSCIENCE OF TRAUMA
NSBV BC3099INDEPENDENT STUDY

Past Courses

(Courses not offered in 2021-2022 academic year)
NSBV BC3367Transformative Landmarks in Neuroscience
NSBV BC3383Neuropharmacology and Behavior
NSBV BC3394Neurobiology of Social Behaviors
NSBV BC3377Adolescent Neurobehavioral Development
NSBV BC3392Psychobiology of Stress