College Science Requirement

"Laboratory Science: 2 courses in one science"


Non-Psychology majors who wish to fulfill the College Science Requirement through Psychology are encouraged to take their lab courses during their early years at Barnard.


Enrollment in psychology laboratory courses is through the Psychology Laboratory and Statistics Lottery on eBear held once a semester (in early April and November for the following semesters' courses). 


You may take PSYC BC1010 Introduction Laboratory in Experimental Psychology with PSYC BC1001 Introduction to Psychology lecture, followed by one more lab/lecture combination from Group A, B, or C (but BC1010 must be your first psychology lab); OR you can take two topical lab courses chosen from two different groups. See below:


Group A 
PSYC BC1107 Psychology of Learning (BC1106 Psych of Learning Lab) 
PSYC BC1115 Cognitive Psychology (BC1114 Cog Lab)

Group B
PSYC BC1110 Perception (BC1109 Perception Lab)
PSYC BC1119 Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience (BC1118 Systems Lab)

Group C
PSYC BC1125 Personality (BC1124 Personality Lab)
PSYC BC1138 Social Psychology (BC1137 Social Lab)
PSYC BC1129 Developmental Psychology (BC1128 Developmental Lab)

Note: You can take a course to satisfy a GED requirement (in this case a psychology lab) for a P/F grade. This is a college rule, and not a departmental one. 


Laboratory Attendance Policy

Students should review their calendar of commitments and the laboratory attendance policy before requesting a seat in a lab. Each laboratory follows the same policy about attendance:

  • You must attend every Laboratory meeting, and you must be present for the duration of the meeting.

  • You may not arrive late.

  • You may not depart before you complete the day's procedure.

  • If you miss more than a single Laboratory session you will be dismissed from the Laboratory and you will not be permitted to remain enrolled.

Please contact the Department Administrator with any questions.