BARD MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ECONOMIC THEORY AND POLICY

3+2 Program

Website: http://www.bard.edu/levyms/admission/ba-ms-program/

Updated August 23, 2017

 

 

Bard College students majoring in economics or a related field (such as political science, finance, or math) have the option of taking part in a 3+2 program that leads to both an undergraduate liberal arts degree (B.A.) and the Levy M.S. degree in five years. To take part in the combined B.A./M.S. program, students must first meet all of their undergraduate major and distribution requirements within the allotted three years. At the beginning of their fourth year, students enter the two-year Levy M.S. program. Students must complete all of the core courses and their choice of electives to meet the requirements for the M.S. degree.

Transfer students may apply to the 3+2 program after enrolling at Bard as undergraduates, with a major in economics, economics and finance, or other relevant field. Upon completion of the College’s undergraduate requirements, a student may apply to the Levy M.S. program during their senior year. 

Sample 3+2 Course Schedule (Economics B.A. Track)*

 

  

Fall

Spring

Year 1

First-Year Seminar I
Principles of Economics
Calculus I
Elective or Distribution Requirement

First-Year Seminar II
History of Economic Thought
Elective or Distribution Requirement
Elective or Distribution Requirement

Year 2

Intermediate Macroeconomics
Calculus II
200/300-level Economics Requirement
Elective or Distribution Requirement

Intermediate Microeconomics
200/300-level Economics Requirement
Introduction to Econometrics
History of Economics

Year 3

Calculus III / Vector Calculus
200/300-level Economics Requirement
Elective or Distribution Requirement
Elective or Distribution Requirement

Advanced Econometrics
200/300-level Economics Requirement
Elective or Distribution Requirement
Elective or Distribution Requirement

Year 4

Advanced Macroeconomics
Advanced Microeconomics
Research Methods I
500-level Elective

Monetary Theory and Policy
Public Economics
Research Methods II
500-level Elective

Year 5

Research Workshop I
Macrodynamics and Modeling
500-level Elective
500-level Elective

Research Workshop II
Thesis Seminar
500-level Elective
500-level Elective

*All course offerings are subject to the decision of the Bard College undergraduate Economics Department and the Levy Institute M.S. Program Academic Committee, and thus may change from semester to semester.