This major is run jointly by faculty in the Departments of Biology and Psychology. It provides a strong background in the biological underpinnings of behavior and cognition.
This major is run jointly by faculty in the Departments of Biology and Environmental Science. It examines the interactions between living and non-living components of the environment, and how human activities alter these interactions.
This major is run by faculty in the Department of Chemistry, but incorporates biology courses. It examines the chemical processes in living organisms.
These three Columbia departments each offer upper-level undergraduate courses that count towards the Biology major or minor. See your advisor for details.
Note: Barnard’s Biology BC 1500 level series is the most appropriate pre-requisite for our biology major and minor.
To pursue research for academic credit, Barnard students may work with faculty at Barnard, Columbia or any other educational institution within the city.