Dean of Student Affairs

Student Handbook

Contact Us

For further information, contact:

The Dean of Student Affairs Office
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Phone: 845-758-7454
E-mail: dosa@bard.edu

First-Year Electives

A student selects three elective courses in each semester of the first year (the fourth course each semester is the First-Year Seminar). The central purpose of the elective track is to allow students to take courses in fields in which they know they are interested and, perhaps more important, to experiment with unfamiliar areas of study. The electives help them expand their range of interests and knowledge and narrow the choices from which to select a major.