Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

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Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard College Catalogue 2013-14


Bard is an independent, nonsectarian, residential college, located in New York’s Hudson Valley, about 90 miles north of New York City. The College provides a beautiful setting in which students pursue their academic interests and craft a rich cultural and social life. The campus covers more than 500 acres of fields and forested land bordering the Hudson River, and features such state-of-the-art facilities as the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation and Frank Gehry–designed Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Many facilities are ­clustered at the center of campus (the library, student center, dining hall, and most classrooms), while others are within easy walking or biking distance.

There are approximately 2,000 undergraduates at the Annandale campus, representing all regions of the country. Nearly 13 percent of the student body is international, ­representing approximately 65 countries. Undergraduates share the campus with the students and faculty of several graduate programs—the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Center for Curatorial Studies, Master of Arts in Teaching Program, Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, and programs in vocal arts and conducting—which present lectures, ­concerts, and exhibitions that are open to the entire College community. Affiliated ­programs and facilities, such as the Field Station, Levy Economics Institute, Bard College Conservatory of Music, and Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, also enrich the undergraduate experience.