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

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Undergraduate students can earn a bachelor of arts degree in one of 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 stand-alone program. The programs and concentrations currently offered are listed alphabetically below, along with their home division. Concentrations are indicated by the letter “C”.

Program/Concentration Home Division
Africana Studies C Interdivisional
American Studies Interdivisional
Anthropology Social Studies
Art History The Arts
Asian Studies Interdivisional
Biology Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Chemistry and Biochemistry Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Classical Studies Interdivisional
Computer Science Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Dance The Arts
Economics Social Studies
Economics and Finance Social Studies
Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) Interdivisional
Experimental Humanities C Interdivisional
Film and Electronic Arts The Arts
Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures Languages and Literature
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek (ancient)
  • Hebrew (through Jewish Studies)
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Sanskrit (through Religion)
  • Spanish
French Studies Interdivisional
Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) C Interdivisional
German Studies Interdivisional
Global and International Studies (GIS) Interdivisional
Global Public Health C Interdivisional
Historical Studies Social Studies
Human Rights Interdivisional
Irish and Celtic Studies (ICS) C Interdivisional
Italian Studies Interdivisional
Jewish Studies C Interdivisional
Latin American and Iberian Studies (LAIS) C Interdivisional
Literature Languages and Literature
Mathematics Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Medieval Studies C Interdivisional
Middle Eastern Studies Interdivisional
Mind, Brain, and Behavior C Interdivisional
Music The Arts
Philosophy Social Studies
Photography The Arts
Physics Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Political Studies Social Studies
Psychology Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Religion Social Studies
Russian and Eurasian Studies (RES) Interdivisional
Science, Technology, and Society (STS) C Interdivisional
Sociology Social Studies
Spanish Studies Interdivisional
Studio Arts The Arts
Theater and Performance The Arts
Theology C Interdivisional
Victorian Studies C Interdivisional
Written Arts Languages and Literature