The mission of the Biology major is to provide students with a broad education in biology. To this end, students are offered a range of lecture courses that span the molecular, physiological, and ecological levels of organization. Students also complete laboratory courses that help them learn how to design and test hypotheses, use cutting edge equipment, and interpret data.


Thinking of conducting research in biology while at Barnard? Join us for our annual Barnard Biology Symposium on Thursday, May 9th from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Students enrolled in BIOL BC3593-4 Senior Thesis Research will give 15 minute presentations in the morning followed by a Poster Session presentation by students enrolled in BIOL BC3591-2 Guided Research & Seminar in the afternoon. 

We encourage current & prospective majors to join us at any point throughout the day to support our graduating seniors presenting their theses and to celebrate a year of hard work by all of our presenting students as they showcase their accomplishments in the lab. This is a great event to ask current majors questions about how you can use research to fulfill either the upper-level lab and/or senior capstone requirements of the biology major, regardless of your concentration. 

Please RSVP to Melissa Flores ( by 5 pm on Friday, April 19th.