Other Study Opportunities

Independent Study Projects

Regular Bard academic credit may be awarded for successful completion of an independent study project outside the College’s regular course structure, provided that the project has demonstrated academic value. After a proposed project has been approved by a faculty sponsor, the student submits it to the dean of studies, who presents it for final approval to the Faculty Executive Committee.

An independent study project may be undertaken in the fall or spring semester (for up to 4 credits) as part of the normal course load, or during January intersession or the summer (for up to 2 credits). Students may earn up to 12 independent study credits in total.

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Saturday, December 20, 2014 – Friday, January 23, 2015

Winter Intersession

Friday, January 2, 2015

Final Grades and Criteria Sheets Due

Sunday, January 4, 2015

First-Year Students Return for Citizen Science Program

Sunday, January 4, 2015 – Thursday, January 22, 2015

Citizen Science Program