The scope of the ES Concentration is regional, national, and global. The ES Concentration takes advantage of its immediate surroundings, using the campus and region as a laboratory for natural and social science research and interpretation through language and the arts. The Hudson River estuary, with its wetlands and watershed, is framed by the Catskill Mountains to the west; its valley communities offer a variety of historical and natural resources.
The Environmental Studies Concentration requires 20 credits total.
The Bard Center for Environmental Sciences and Humanities is a research- and community-oriented organization focused on environmental issues. The Center offers students opportunities to work in an interdisciplinary way. The Environmental Studies Concentration is the academic component. The Center is where students engage.
“Community-driven science is key to successfully addressing the pressing issues surrounding access to clean water. From Flint to Hoosick Falls to Newburgh, we are daily being reminded of the importance of community members working to maintain water quality—from the tap to the treatment plant to our local waterways.”
—M. Elias Dueker, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Urban Studies