Special Sign-Up Procedures

Biology Lab Enrollment

Biology labs typically have a maximum enrollment of 16 students; some may show enrollment maximums of less than 16 students depending on how professors manage waiting lists.

Introductory Biology Labs (BC1002 & BC1501/BC1503)

Sign-up for BC1002 and BC1501/BC1503 labs are online. These courses are L-courses and follow the special sign up procedures as listed on the Registrar website. http://barnard.edu/registrar/registration-program-filing/special-sign-up

If you receive a spot in a lab, you MUST attend the first lab. If you are absent from the first lab, you will be dropped from the course and your spot will be filled.

BIOL BC1002 Contemporary Issues in Biology (Lab & Lecture)

Step 1: Sign-up for BC1002-Contemporary Issues in Biology (4.5 credit course).

Step 2: Sign-up for BC1012-BIOL BC1002 Lab (0.0 credit course). This is the lab section.

The 3-point BIOL BC1001 Revolutionary Concepts in Biology lecture no longer has a lab component and therefore no longer requires L-course registration. 

BIOL BC1501 Introductory Lab in Organismal & Evolutionary Biology (Lab & Recitation)

Step 1: Sign-up for BC1501-Introductory Lab in Organismal & Evolutionary Biology (2.0 credit course).

Step 2: Sign-up for BC1511-BIOL BC1501 Recitation (0.0 credit course). This is the lab recitation. All lab course grades will be posted through this page. To be fully enrolled in BC1501, you must be enrolled in either the Friday or Monday recitation sections. 

BIOL BC1503 Introductory Lab in Cell and Molecular Biology (Lab & Recitation)

Step 1: Sign-up for BC1503-Introductory Lab in Cell and Molecular Biology (2.0 credit course).

Step 2: Sign-up for BC1513-BIOL BC1503 Recitation (0.0 credit course). This is the lab recitation. All lab course grades will be posted through this page. To be fully enrolled in BC1501, you must be enrolled in either the Friday or Monday recitation sections. 

Please note that although the 3-hour introductory lab sections do not begin until the second week of classes, the Friday section of recitation for BIOL BC1501 (Fall)/BIOL BC1503 (Spring) will meet during the first Friday of classes. 


Upper Level Labs

Upper levels labs are listed as L-courses and most have a co- or pre-requisite lecture course attached to them. Biology labs typically have a maximum enrollment of 16 students; some may show enrollment maximums of less than 16 students because of how professors manage waiting lists. To sign up for a lab, follow the L-course signup procedures as outlined on the Registrar website: http://barnard.edu/registrar/registration-program-filing/special-sign-up

Wait-List:

All students are automatically placed on the waitlist for upper level labs. Final enrollment will be determined on the first day of classes in order to accommodate as many graduating seniors and majors as possible. In order to hold your spot in the course, you must attend the first lab (during the first week of classes). 


BIOL BC3597 Guided Research

BIOL BC3597 Guided Research is a variable-point course offered during the academic year in order for students conducting research (either on or off campus) to receive degree credit for their work based on the number of hours they are working. Students who are receiving payment for their research may not receive credit in addition. Students can not receive credit for research conducted during the summer. 

Each Barnard faculty member has their own section of Guided Research. You should sign up for the section assigned to your Barnard Research Mentor. If your lab is outside of Barnard, you must have an Internal Advisor and will sign up in that advisor’s section. Students should note that BIOL BC3597 Guided Research does not count toward the major, but rather, counts toward degree credit. 

For more information on how to receive credit for research, click here