Senior Requirement Courses

A student fulfills the Senior Requirement by completing one of the following courses and completing a final Capstone paper or project during one of her final two semesters at Barnard:

  • PSYC BC3465, BC3466 Fieldwork and Research Seminar: The Barnard Toddler Center (8 points total; two semester commitment)
  • PSYC BC3473 Clinical Field Practicum (4 points, one semester; requires securing an clinical externship)
  • PSYC BC3591, BC3592 Senior Research Seminar (8 points total; two semesters; produce a thesis)
  • PSYC BC3601-3608 Independent Study (4 points, one semester)
  • any other 3000-level PSYC or NSBV seminar (4 points, one semester)

Important Notes:

  • A Barnard Psych Major may elect to fulfill her Senior Requirement with a Columbia University Psychology Department seminar with advisor pre-approval. 

  • A student must complete a Senior Requirement Declaration Form, available from the Department Administrator, during the semester she is enrolled in the course she is using to fulfill this requirement. This form requires both the student's and the instructor's signatures. 

  • If enrolling in a seminar to complete the Senior Requirement, a student must receive a passing grade (a C- or better) for the course, as well as a passing grade ("Pass" or "Pass with Distinction") for her final paper or project. Completing the course, but failing to complete and pass the final written assignment will prevent a student from graduating.