In affiliation with the schools of engineering at Columbia University and Dartmouth College, Bard offers several programs of study leading to a degree in engineering.
Columbia University Programs
Dual Undergraduate or Graduate Program with Columbia University
Under Columbia’s 3+2 program, students apply in January of their junior year and if accepted, transfer to Columbia the following fall. Upon completing a two-year program at Columbia, students earn both a BA from Bard and a BS from Columbia. Columbia also offers two 4+2 programs in which Bard students can complete a BA at Bard and, after two years of study at Columbia, qualify for a BS or MS degree from Columbia.
Columbia's admissions process is competitive. Successful applicants from Bard have fulfilled the pre-engineering courses and maintained grade requirements described in the Curriculum Guide. Also considered are contribution to the community and engagement with STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) through research, internships, independent projects and clubs while at college or in high school.
Columbia offers need-based financial aid to US citizens and permanent residents admitted to the BA/BS programs; "extremely limited" financial aid is available for international students. Students who complete their BA prior to entering Columbia are ineligible for federal financial aid, but they may receive aid directly from Columbia.
Curriculum at Columbia
For the 3+2 and 4+2 BA/BS programs, students complete the set of foundational courses required by Columbia plus courses specific to their intended major at Columbia
. These are detailed in Columbia’s Pre–Combined Plan Curriculum Guides (see below). Equivalences between Bard and Columbia foundational and field-specific courses can be found below.
Students applying for the 3+2 program must meet Bard’s distribution requirements, the course requirements for their major at Bard, and earn a total of 96 credits, with 64 earned at Bard-Annandale and 40 earned outside their home division. Students in the 4+2 program must complete all of Bard’s graduation requirements in their four years at Bard and can apply up to one year after graduating.
Dartmouth College Program
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Dual Undergraduate Degree with Dartmouth College
Dartmouth offers two BA/BE programs, both taking five years but in two configurations: 3+2 and 2-1+1+1. Admission to Dartmouth's program is competitive and contingent upon fulfillment of Bard’s major and distribution requirements and foundational courses in science and mathematics. Dartmouth does not offer financial aid in the first year.
Petitioning to Apply
Approval from David Shein
, the Dean of Studies, is required for participation in the dual-degree programs. Students must petition the Dean of Studies Office explaining their interest in the program and providing supporting letters from their academic adviser and the pre-engineering adviser. The form is available below. Students typically submit the petition soon after Moderation. Approval of the petition requires the following:
Professor Simeen Sattar
Interested students should consult withSimeen Sattar
the pre-engineering adviser,
early in their Bard careers.Office:
Hegeman 202Email: [email protected]Phone: