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BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought

Bard College Berlin's BA degree program in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought affords students the opportunity to gain a thorough training in the fields of the humanities while also acquiring a knowledge of the key intellectual developments, works, and debates that lie at the origin of the disciplines of the social and natural sciences and the practicing arts.


The core program consists of courses that address some of the most important texts and artifacts in the cultural legacies of Europe and the world.

In addition to the core program, students choose one of the following majorsGerman Language Study
Language study in German from beginner to advanced level is available throughout the program. All candidates for the BA in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought must demonstrate intermediate proficiency in German by the end of their second year.

Electives in studio arts (theater, dance, painting, filmmaking, art production) are available, as is a wide range of electives in philosophy, art history, literature, and social theory.

Study Abroad (optional)
Study abroad in Europe (through the ERASMUS network) or the United States (at Bard College or its affiliated programs and campuses) and around the world (within the Bard network or through Bard College Berlin's international exchange agreements) is possible in the third year.

Internship (optional)
An internship program supports the undertaking of practical training in the work of political and cultural organizations, public or private, for academic credit. Internships should be undertaken in the third year of the BA program.

BA Thesis
Students progress toward the completion of a BA thesis in the fourth year, under the supervision of an individual faculty member.

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The degree qualifies students for graduate study or employment in a broad range of humanities and arts fields. Graduates have undertaken further study in the humanities and social sciences at some of the most prestigious universities in the world. They pursue careers in academia; journalism; management in the cultural, business, and nongovernmental sectors; and artistic and curatorial practice. Read more about our BA alumni >>
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