Academics

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Arrival Day for all Returning Students

Check-in and Financial Clearance for All Returning Students Monday, September 1, 2014

First Day of Classes

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First Faculty Meeting of the Semester

This meeting will be followed by the President's Open House and Reception
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Undergraduate students can earn a bachelor of arts degree in one of approximately 35 stand-alone programs in the following academic divisions: The Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Social Studies; and Interdivisional Programs and Concentrations. They may moderate into a concentration, or cluster of related courses, in conjunction with moderation into a program.

Divisional Programs

The requirements for moderation and graduation differ between programs and are summarized in each program description in the College catalogue or on the program's webpage. Students studying in an interdivisional program generally moderate into both the divisional program, which serves as the home discipline for their concentration, and into the interdivisional program. A student who decides to pursue a double major must satisfy the requirements of both programs.

Division of the Arts
Division of Languages and Literature
Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Division of Social Studies

Interdivisional Programs and Concentrations

Interdivisional Programs and Concentrations is home to 24 interdisciplinary fields: 10 are offered as majors, 14 as concentrations (minors). A major in literature might pair it with a concentration in Victorian studies, or political studies with a concentration in global and international studies, or human rights with a concentration in Latin American and Iberian studies. The variety of possible combinations illustrates the richness of study at Bard.

Interdivisional Programs
Interdivisional Concentrations

Specialized Degree Programs

In addition to the bachelor of arts degree, Bard College offers two five-year, dual-degree undergraduate programs:

• The Program in Economics and Finance offers a B.S. degree in economics and finance and a bachelor of arts degree in another field in the liberal arts or sciences other than economics.

• The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a B.M. in music and a B.A. in another field in the liberal arts or sciences other than music. Preprofessional undergraduate and joint-degree options (for example, prelaw and engineering) are also available. For more information, see the “Additional Study Opportunities and Affiliated Institutes” chapter in the College catalogue. Bard and its affiliates offer the following graduate degrees: M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in decorative arts, design history, and material culture; M.A. in curatorial studies; M.B.A. in sustainability; M.S. in environmental policy and in climate science and policy; M.S. in economic theory and policy; M.A.T.; M.F.A.; and M.Music.