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Academics and Research in Sustainability

Academics and Research in Sustainability
Bard College strives to fully integrate environmental responsibility & sustainability into its academic programs and research endeavors. This incorporates everything from safe disposal practices in the lab, to an emphasis on academic programs that train the next generation of environmental leaders.


Academic Programs in Sustainability

  • Environmental & Urban Studies (EUS) Program 
    The Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) program is designed to allow students to engage intellectually with people across disciplines, as well as to acquire practical skill sets and hands-on experience addressing urban and environmental challenges. Students taken several rigorous interdisciplinary and disciplinary core courses, complete an internship an a practicum, and attend the EUS colloquium. . . To learn more click here.

  • Bard Center for Environmental Policy
    The Center's innovative graduate programs are truly unique and interdisciplinary. Students come from various backgrounds to pursue a master of science degree in either environmental policy or climate science and policy. The emphasis on science-based policy enables students to progress from knowledge of the issues to the forumation of feasible, effective solutions. . . More here.

  • Bard MBA in Sustainability
    The Bard MBA in Sustainability prepares students for leadership positions in a variety of business environments–from innovative start-ups to major corporations–with in-depth knowledge of core business skills through the lens of sustainability. The curriculum provides a grounding in management essentials, with a continual focus on the integrated bottom line: economic success, environmental integrity, and social equity. To learn more click here

Research in Sustainability

  • Green Fund
    BOS and the Sustainability Council provide mini-grants to faculty and staff who engage in sustainability research projects

  • Bard Senior Projects in Sustainability
    Senior projects that have sustainability components.

  • STARS Reporting for Education and Research:
    We have begun to evaluate the sustainability content of Bard classes and research endeavors.
    Education Report June 2011
    Research Report June 2011

  • Sustainability Literacy
    First-year students at Citizen Science take a yearly sustainability literacy assessment.