Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Drop/Add Period Ends, Pass/Fail Grading Option Deadline

Friday, March 13, 2015

Moderation Papers Due

Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring Recess

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mid-Term Grades and Criteria Sheets Due

Dual-Degree Programs

Bard offers a number of dual-degree programs in the United States and overseas, awarding both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Please visit the program websites for more information. For international initiatives, please feel free to contact the Institute for International Liberal Education. Many degree-granting international programs also offer study abroad opportunities for a semester or a year.

Al-Quds Bard Partnership

The Al-Quds Bard Partnership offers a dual-degree B.A. at the Honors College for Liberal Arts and Sciences on the Al-Quds campus in East Jerusalem. The MAT Program at Al-Quds leads to a dual master’s degree, and involves a network of “MAT Innovation Schools” within the Palestinian public school system. Bard College students may also study abroad at Al-Quds for a semester or a year.

American University of Central Asia

A dual-degree program between Bard and the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, offers a multidisciplinary, international learning community that aims to develop leaders for the democratic transformation of Central Asia. Majors consist of anthropology, economics, and international and comparative politics, among other offerings. AUCA-Bard also offers a study abroad program.

Bard Center for Environmental Policy

The Bard Center for Environmental Policy (Bard CEP) offers master of science degrees in environmental policy and in climate science and policy with an integrated approach to topics and the incorporation of hands-on Peace Corps experience. A 3+2 option allows Bard undergraduates to proceed to the graduate program after three years of study.

Bard College Berlin, a Liberal Arts University in Berlin

Students in Bard College Berlin's four-year B.A. program concentrate in humanities, the arts, and social thought or economics, politics, and social thought, and may earn dual German and American bachelor’s degrees. Bard College Berlin also offers specialized Project Year and Academy Year programs. Flexible Bard in Berlin and Begin in Berlin programs enable students to study abroad at Bard College Berlin for a semester or a year. VIEW MORE >>

Bard College Conservatory of Music

The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a five-year, dual-degree program leading to both bachelor of music and bachelor of arts degrees. This integrated program combines the benefits of an intensive world-class musical education with the advantages of broad exposure to the liberal arts and sciences.

Economics and Finance Program

The Program in Economics and Finance, which grants a bachelor of science in economics and finance and a bachelor of arts in a field other than economics, meets the needs of students who want a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences as they prepare for careers in the financial world, or students pursuing other professions who seek fiscal savvy.

Engineering Program

In affiliation with the schools of engineering at Columbia University and Dartmouth College, Bard offers several programs of study leading to a degree in engineering. VIEW MORE >>

Forestry and Environmental Management with Duke University

Another option for Bard students is the 3+2 program with Duke University’s master’s programs in forestry and environmental management. To plan appropriate course work for the program, interested students should consult with Professor William Maple of the Biology Program early in their Bard careers.

Levy Economics Institute Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy

The Levy Institute M.S. is an innovative two-year degree program that draws on the extensive research and policy expertise of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard CollegeThe program emphasizes theoretical and empirical aspects of policy analysis through specialization in one of four Levy Institute research areas: macroeconomic theory, policy, and modeling; monetary policy and financial structure; distribution of income, wealth, and well-being, including gender equality and time poverty; and employment and labor markets. VIEW MORE >>

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program at Bard offers undergraduates a five-year combined program leading to the bachelor of arts and master of arts in teaching degrees. Bard students who wish to enter the program upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, through a preferred admission process, should notify their advisers by November 1 of the sophomore year. To plan appropriate course work, students should contact Cecilia Maple, MAT director of admission. VIEW MORE >>

Smolny College

Bard offers a dual B.A. degree with the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Smolny College). Bard students study alongside Russians in rigorous, seminar-style classes, and take internships at a NGO or a media, business, or arts organization. Smolny also offers study abroad programs for U.S. students.