About the Program
The Political Studies Program at Bard welcomes students who care about politics and want to reason critically about political outcomes and debates at the local, national, and international levels. The program intends to inform responsible participation in American and global public affairs. It also prepares students for work and/or further study in political science, international affairs, public policy, law, cultural studies, and related fields.
The political studies major may be combined with almost any of Bard's interdisciplinary 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.