Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, August 9, 2014

First-Year Students Arrive

Check-in and Financial Clearance, First-Year Student Orientation Monday, August 11, 2014 – Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Language and Thinking Program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Friday, August 29, 2014

Academic Orientation for Transfer Students

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Transfer Students Arrive

Check-in and Financial Clearance for Transfer Students

Undergraduate Academic Programs

Bard students choose from among nearly 50 programs in four academic divisions—Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; and Social Studies—as well as Interdivisional Programs and Concentrations, which enable students to pursue a multidisciplinary course of study or major in more than one program. Joint majors offer students an exciting opportunity to work on projects that cut across disciplines, while double majors allow students to focus in depth on more than one subject, culminating in two Senior Projects. Distribution requirements offer breadth of knowledge, exposure to a variety of intellectual and artistic experiences, and the chance to work with faculty members trained in a broad range of disciplines.

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