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Trailblazing AIDS Researcher Linda Laubenstein ’69

The physician was a pioneering scientific figure of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, setting the standard for patient advocacy and AIDS treatment. #BarnardYearOfScience

Barnard Year of Science

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Learn how a Barnard education embraces the whole self and fosters empowerment. And join the scientists, athletes, poets, performers, artists, and activists who make up Barnard's nearly 2,600 students and 35,000+ alumnae.

An Education for Tomorrow

  • A Flexible Curriculum

    The Barnard Foundations curriculum encourages you explore widely across disciplines, discover new territory, and then dive deep. It’s structured to ensure that you examine the world through a variety of lenses.

  • Advanced Research Opportunities

    In order to solve problems, you have to think critically and creatively. At Barnard, you have multiple opportunities to hone these skills through faculty-mentored, structured research in the sciences or humanities.

  • Digital Literacy Across Disciplines

    Dancers research the data of movement. Historians build digital visualizations of complex ideas. You’ll need digital skills whatever your discipline, and Barnard is the first liberal arts school to require that you learn to interpret and create digitally.

Voices & Stories


Professor María de la Paz Fernández


Conscious Consumption

Welcome to Class

Podcasting in French

Laurie Postlewate, senior lecturer in French, guides students through a comprehensive understanding of the language in this advanced course.

Theatre Traditions in the Global Context

Through workshops and independent projects, professor Shayoni Mitra immerses her students in six international styles of theatre.

American Monument Cultures

Art history professor Elizabeth Hutchinson helps students explore the significance of monuments throughout history, using digital humanities platforms to engage with the cultural and political power of public structures.

Computational Text Analysis

In this course, computer science professor Adam Poliak teaches students the skills  needed to answer their biggest research questions.

Animal Behavior

In biology professor Alison Pischedda’s course, students gain a deeper appreciation for the behaviors observed in the animal kingdom — even during times of quarantine.

Visual Neuroscience: From the Eyeball to the Mind’s Eye

Neuroscience professor Alex White’s course unpacks how we see by exploring the intricate connection between our eyes and our brain.

Mystics: Medieval and Modern

First-year students study how seeking connections to the divine has fueled artists and writers for centuries in art history professor Greg Bryda’s seminar.

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