NSB Courses 20/21
The offering of the NSB courses for the academic year 20/21 was modified in response to the changes introduced in the academic calendar due to the pandemic. The new schedule includes courses offered over three semesters (fall spring and summer), as well as new immersive classes that will be offered over a 7-week period.
Although the schedule has been approved by the College, it may be subject to change. Students are advised not only to revisit this page but also to confirm the course listing in the online Directory of Classes.
Immersive courses will cover a semester's worth of material in a shorter period of time and will met for twice as many hours per week, allowing students to take fewer courses at the same time and a more sustained focus on course content.
Please feel free to contact your major advisor or the department's representative (Prof. Kara Pham) with any questions you may have about your academic schedule.
Tips for course choice
Here are a few tips shared by the NSB faculty with the NSB majors who participated in the meetings held in summer 2020.
• Each of the courses required for the NSB major is offered only once in 20/21 (Laboratory in Neuroscience is the only exception). While planning your courses, you should prioritize the required courses. You have a broader selection of elective courses.
• Intense courses are… (well) very intense and demanding. Choosing too many intense courses would make your schedule unmanageable. The advice from professors who taught this type of classes in the past is to take no more than two of them per block.
• While planning your summer courses, we encourage you to consider what courses are offered at Barnard and Columbia and that summer courses may interfere with your summer research.