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

Overview

Bard believes in the transformative power of a liberal arts and sciences education and that colleges can and should bring liberal arts and sciences to communities where it is underdeveloped, inaccessible, or absent. For this reason, Bard has developed a number of initiatives in cooperation with the public, nonprofit, and private sectors to address the educational needs of underserved communities, including in the Hudson Valley. These programs include a much lauded college-in-prison initiative serving approximately 300 incarcerated students; an early college network serving more than 2,700 high school students, who have the opportunity to earn free college credit and degrees; lectures on campus for adults of retirement age; and professional development programs for secondary and postsecondary teachers. Internationally, Bard has partnered with institutions in opening societies to provide innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to education and new methods of teaching rooted in the values of liberal education.