At the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, we believe that solutions to environmental challenges such as climate change must be tackled from an integrated perspective. Whether enrolled in the environmental policy degree or the climate science and policy degree, students are given rigorous scientific, economic, legal, and political training, and graduates enter their careers equipped with the knowledge and practical experience to create thoughtful and competent policy.
Learning is enhanced by small class sizes, a close rapport between students and faculty, and important classroom discussions. The intensive, campus-based, first-year curricula allow students to synthesize information from a range of disciplines and sources. This classroom experience is strengthened by a 4-6 month internship, providing students with valuable hands-on experience and facilitating entry into the job market. Graduates enjoy successful careers in non-profit, government, and private sectors at local, regional, national, and international levels.
Located at Bard College, a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences, Bard CEP graduates enjoy the peaceful campus environment, with full access to Bard's state-of-the-art resources and facilities, while being nestled in the beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley.
Graduate students live on- and off-campus, and there are graduate rooms available. All rooms are designed for single occupancy, and are equipped with thermostats for heat and air conditioning, and wireless access. LEARN MORE
Bard College is located in New York. Situated on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, with majestic views of the Catskill Mountains, Bard College is an ideal location from which to explore higher education and the Hudson Valley. LEARN MORE
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy was founded in 1999 on the premise that scientists, economists, lawyers, ethicists, and policy makers must understand one another's perspectives and values in order to engage critical environmental issues. LEARN MORE