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Moderation at Bard College

Sophomores at Bard College establish a major program and transition from the Lower College to the Upper College through a process called Moderation. In Moderation, students write papers identifying their academic progress and goals and submit a sample of work done in the program. Each student meets with a board of three faculty members who evaluate and advise the student as he or she moves forward into the Upper College. Learn More

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Arts at Bard

Bard offers the best of both worlds: a traditional liberal arts college with exceptional programs in the fine and performing arts. In small classes taught by notable faculty, students work closely with top professionals in their fields. Learn More

(Soundtrack by So Percussion, artists-in-residence at Bard)


Residence Life

Residence life at Bard College is the heart of the campus community. With dormitories ranging in design, size, and social style, students find a home in Annandale.

Language & Thinking

The Language and Thinking Program is an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences attended by all incoming Bard students for three weeks in August of their first year.

Math and Science at Bard College

The liberal arts education at Bard prepares students to excel in changing fields in the sciences and mathematics. Faculty work closely with small classes, giving students the opportunity to contribute to advanced research. Learn More

Citizen Science

Citizen Science is an innovative program for all first-year students at Bard College. Through three weeks of intensive study during January intersession, students develop a core understanding of both the conduct and the content of science.

Happy Holidays from Bard College

Happy Holidays from Bard! Watch the Bard Orcapelicans perform "The Bard College Song" with images of Bard life past and present.

Bard Works

Bard Works is a career-oriented professional development program for juniors and seniors at Bard College that prepares them for success in the workplace.