4+1 and 3+2 Programs The Center offers qualified undergraduate students accelerated masters degree options that allows them to receive an M.S. in environmental policy or climate science and policy, or an M.Ed. in environmental education in an accelerated period of time, in combination with their undergraduate degree. Bard CEP offers a 4+1 option for Bard College undergraduates and a 3+2 option for qualified sophomores nationwide.
Bard CEP's accelerated masters programs are designed to give driven college students, motivated by a jumpstart a high-impact environmental career, an option to combine their pursuit of undergraduate and graduate degrees and gain value professional internship—all in 5 years. Undergraduate students may integrate Bard CEP graduate-level classes, internships, and Capstone Projects into their undergraduate coursework to earn the following degrees in combination with their bachelors degree:
- M.S. in Environmental Policy
- M.S. in Climate Science and Policy
- M.Ed. in Environmental Education