About Our Program
Bard's political studies program welcomes students who care about politics and want to think critically about political outcomes and debates at the local, national, and international levels. The program intends to inform responsible participation in American and global affairs. It also prepares students for careers or further study in political science, law, international relations, public policy, journalism, and related fields.
The political studies major may be combined with almost any of Bard's inter-disciplinary programs, such as human rights, gender and sexuality, global and international studies, Africana studies, Asian studies, and Latin American and Iberian studies. Students are expected to meet all of the requirements of these programs.