3+2 and 4+1 programs
Bard's 3+2 and 4+1 programsare designed to offer Bard undergraduates a path to a master's degree in any of the fields below. Generally, qualified students are accepted into a 3+2 program in their junior year. Declaring commitment to a 3+2 program at moderation allows advising and course selection to support a smooth transition to the two-year master’s program. By selecting a 4+1 pathway, students completing their B.A. at Bard combine the benefit of a four-year undergraduate experience with either a one-year master of arts in teaching program or a one-year master of arts in economic theory and policy program, which provides preparation for students intending to pursue a doctoral program in economics.