Bard College Student Handbook

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

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