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, 2018–19

Bard College Catalogue, 2018–19

Specialized Degree Programs

In addition to the bachelor of arts degree, Bard College offers two five-year, dual-degree undergraduate programs. The Program in Economics and Finance offers a BS degree in economics and finance and a bachelor of arts degree in another field in the liberal arts or sciences other than economics. The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a BM and a BA in another field in the liberal arts or sciences other than music.

A global BA and preprofessional undergraduate and dual-degree options are also available. Bard students may pursue 3+2 and 4+1 dual-degree options including BA/MS programs in economic theory and policy, engineering, environmental policy, climate science and policy, and forestry; BA/MA programs in decorative arts, design history, and material culture, and economic theory and policy; and a BA/MAT program. For a complete list of dual-degree programs, see “Additional Study Opportunities and Affiliated Institutes.”

Bard and its affiliates offer the following graduate degrees: MA, MPhil, and PhD in decorative arts, design history, and material culture; MA in curatorial studies; MBA in sustainability; MS in environmental policy and in climate science and policy; MEd in environmental education; MS and MA in economic theory and policy; MAT; MFA; MM; and an Advanced Certificate in Inequality Analysis.

New York State HEGIS* Codes

Enrollment in other than registered or otherwise approved programs may jeopardize a student’s eligibility for certain student aid awards. The following undergraduate and graduate degree programs have been registered for Bard College by the New York State Education Department.
Program HEGIS Code Degree/Certificate
Arts 1001 BA
Languages and Literature 1599 BA
Science, Mathematics, and Computing 4902 BA
Social Studies 2201 BA
Conservatory of Music 1005 BM
Economics and Finance 2204 BS
Globalization and International Affairs 2201 Certificate
Liberal Arts and Sciences 5649 AA
Returning to College 4901 BA/BS/BPS
Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture 1003 MA/MPhil/PhD
Curatorial Studies 1099 MA
Economic Theory and Policy 2204 MS
Environmental / Climate Science Policy 0420 MS/Advanced Certificate
Environmental Education 0420 MEd
Fine Arts 1001 MFA
Fine Arts / Photography 1011 MFA
Inequality Analysis 2204 Advanced Certificate
Music 1004 MM/Advanced Certificate
Music Education 0832 MAT
Sustainability 0506 MBA
Teaching 0803 MAT

* Higher Education General Information Survey