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For more information about the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing, contact:

Sven Anderson, Chair of the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing and Associate Professor of Computer Science
Phone: 845-758-2322

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Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing

In the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing, progressive and classical curricular elements lead to an active understanding of the concepts, methods, and contexts of these disciplines. The division welcomes all students—science majors and nonmajors—into its courses, and offers a diverse array of introductory and advanced courses to meet the needs, interests, and backgrounds of Bard's students. The Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing offers concentrations in the following programs:

Course Work and Requirements

In all courses in the division, learning comes from doing: working in the laboratory, using computers, posing and solving problems. Students in divisional courses acquire not only a body of fundamental knowledge in a field, but also the habits of critical and creative thinking that are necessary components in all scientific activity.

The pursuit of a degree in the division provides majors with the foundation needed for advanced, independent, and original work in graduate or professional schools or in technical professions requiring no further academic preparation.

The division emphasizes the interrelationships of the sciences, mathematics, and computing and their common ground of scientific attitude and methodology. Academic flexibility is enhanced by small class size and individual instruction, both of which allow students and faculty to tailor topics for advanced study to match their interests and skills. Laboratory equipment and computers are used extensively for analytical work, data acquisition, and data analysis.

Advisory conferences, tutorials, and special projects allow a variety of areas to be covered in depth and help prepare students for Senior Projects. Research assistantships are available to both Upper and Lower College students.

Citizen Science at Bard College

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. This foundation allows them as citizens to grapple with the ever-increasing number of national and global issues influenced by science.