Environmental and Urban Studies Program

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The Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) program is designed to encourage students to engage intellectually across the disciplines as well as to acquire practical skill sets and experience addressing urban and environmental challenges. Students study in several rigorous interdisciplinary and disciplinary core courses, complete an internship and a practicum, and attend the EUS colloquium. To balance transdisciplinary breadth with depth in a particular discipline, each student also selects intermediate and advanced courses in a chosen Focus Area. Expertise developed through the Focus Area studies (particularly during the Junior year) prepares the student for the Senior Project.


New for Spring '18: Friday hikes with the Bard Office of Sustainability!


Join Artun Ak and other guest guides in exploring the beautiful nature around Bard with these recurring hikes. For more information, visit the Facebook page

Other Announcements
Studying, protecting, and sharing our local watershed: EUS participates in grants promoting community science, sustainable trail design, and dam assessment.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently awarded Bard two Hudson River Estuary Program grants, in addition to one awarded in 2015 to support the development of a science-based community stewardship group called the Saw Kill Watershed Community (SKWC). The two new grants are both feasibility studies, one to plan for improvements to trails along the water, and one to determine next steps for a dam along the Saw Kill. Bard was also awarded a one-million-dollar NYSERDA grant to study the feasibility of micro-hydroelectric power generation on the Saw Kill and similar waterways. EUS faculty, staff, students and partners are part of all of these projects.
Events and Programs

Events and Programs

EUS Spring Moderation Meeting
Monday, February 26, 2018
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Hegeman 308
Spun Dry: Mobility, Morbidity, and Jurisdiction in Northern Australia
Monday, March 5, 2018
5:00 pm Olin, Room 102
Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
Evolutionary Responses to Climate Change Revealed by the Resurrection Approach
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House at Bard College
Saturday, March 10, 2018
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center