The senior thesis is emblematic of the kind of intellectual freedom Bard College at Simon’s Rock’s Upper College students are given. It is a year-long, self-designed scholarly project that is the capstone of a student’s work. The thesis is not just an academic requirement for a Simon’s Rock Bachelor of Arts degree, it is work that adds to the world’s storehouse of knowledge.
At the beginning of the thesis project, a formal proposal must be submitted and approved. Senior thesis proposals beginning in academic year 1998-1999 as well as theses beginning in 2011 are available online, but are accessible only on campus.
We also have a thesis list, which includes all theses archived in the Alumni Library and is arranged by author's last name.