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.
Spotlight

Spotlight

Studying, protecting, and sharing our local watershed
 

EUS is a participant 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 Senior Project Presentations
Thursday, December 14, 2017
4:40 pm Olin, Room 102
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House in New York City
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm LMHQ NYC
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House at Bard College
Saturday, March 3, 2018
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Reem-Kayden Center
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House in New York City
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm LMHQ NYC