Political Studies at Bard
About Our ProgramThe Political Studies Program at Bard 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 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.
Students have the option of majoring exclusively in political studies or combining the major with an interdisciplinary focus such as human rights, global and international studies, and an area studies concentration.