College Science Requirement

The Department of Psychology offers the following laboratory courses:

Introductory Lab
PSYC BC1015 Psychology Research Methods Laboratory (previously PSYC BC1010)  

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

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

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


For students who entered Barnard prior to Fall 2016 (satisfying the Nine Ways of Knowing GED requirements):

There are TWO OPTIONS. 

1.) Take two topical lab courses concurrently with their corresponding lectures, chosen from two different groups (listed above); OR 

2.) Take PSYC BC1010 Introduction Laboratory in Experimental Psychology (which has become BC1015 as of FA16), with PSYC BC1001 Introduction to Psychology lecture (or its equivalent), followed by one lab/lecture combination from Group A, B, or C.

*Please note that BC1010/BC1015 must be taken prior to a Group A/B/C lab; and a student must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BC1001, or its equivalent. 

For students entering Barnard in Fall 2016 and later (satisfying Barnard's Foundations requirements):

Same as above, but only one lab is required with the two lectures. Again, lectures must be from different groups. 


  • You can take a course to satisfy a GED requirement (in this case, a psychology laboratory) for a P/D/F grade. This is a College rule, and not a Departmental one.
  • Please also refer to the College Catalogue for information on Requirements for a Liberal Arts Degree.


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.