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Founded in 1860, Bard is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located in the Hudson Valley of New York. The College offers the bachelor of arts degree with concentrations in more than 40 academic programs in four divisions: Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; and Social Studies. Bard College’s website>>

Trustee Leader–Scholar Program

 The Trustee Leader–Scholar Program (TLS) is the leadership development program for undergraduate students at Bard College.. TLSprovides opportunities for motivated students to develop their organization and leadership skills through the design and implementation of service projects that promote energetic involvement in campus life and cultivate relationships between Bard College and its surrounding communities, local and international. Examples of these projects include: building schools in Ghana, running GED programs in local prisons, leading environmental advocacy walks through Hudson River communities, and hosting innovative academic conferences. Learn more>>

Citizen Science Program

 Citizen Science is an innovative new program for all first-year students at Bard College. Through three weeks of intensive study during January intersession, students will develop a core understanding of both the conduct and the content of science. This foundation will allow them as citizens to grapple with the ever increasing number of national and global issues influenced by science. Students in the Citizen Science Program will have numerous opportunities to connect their academic experiences with the real world through workshops, internships, and service projects. For example, students can learn basic electrical wiring for construction projects, or conduct science workshops at local school. Learn more>>

Bard Prison Initiative

 The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) is restoring higher-education to the prisons of New York. BPI offers college inside three long-term, maximum-security prisons and two transitional medium-security prisons. Between these five prison campuses the Initiative now enrolls nearly 200 women and men fulltime in a rigorous and diverse liberal arts curriculum, offering both associate and bachelor degrees. Each week, roughly forty campus students visit regional prisons as volunteers. They facilitate a wide variety of pre-college opportunities from GED mentoring to courses in theology and workshops in the arts. Learn more>>