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.

Bard College Catalogue 2017-18


Bard College Catalogue 2017-18

Bard Center for Environmental Policy

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Offering master of science degrees in environmental policy and in climate science and policy, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy (Bard CEP) fosters education, research, and leadership on critical environmental issues. The degree programs provide rigorous interdisciplinary grounding in science, economics, policy, and the law. Graduates pursue policy careers as analysts, educators, and advocates in NGOs, government, and business. During the first year of study, all students participate in a 10-day course focusing on policy for sustainable development in Oaxaca, Mexico. A full-time professional internship is an integral part of training during the second year, when students also complete a carefully mentored, individual Capstone Project. Joint-degree options are offered through Pace Law School, the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Bard College, and Bard’s MBA in Sustainability. Bard CEP is a partner institution in the Peace Corps’ Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program, maintains research relationships with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and is home to the National Climate Seminar, a biweekly national dial-in conversation among Bard CEP students and experts in the field. Recent CEP initiatives have focused on environmental policy in East Asia and improving the vitality of the food economy of the Hudson Valley. CEP also hosts the C2C Fellows program, a national network for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to sustainability leadership in politics and business.