Bard College Student Handbook

Citizen Science

All first-year students will spend January term in the Citizen Science Program. Citizen Science is an intensive, interdisciplinary investigation of the nature and conduct of science. It draws from biology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and computer science. The current theme of the program is infectious disease—its definition, character, understanding, and social and cultural interpretations. As in the Language and Thinking Program, it will be taught in small groups by a faculty drawn from around the country. Satisfactory completion of the Citizen Science Program is required for graduation.