Provost Mick Smyer

Provost Mick SmyerThe Provost is the University's chief academic officer, responsible to the President for integrating our living and learning environments to achieve Bucknell's main goal: To transform students through rigorous and sustained academic study supported and enriched by co-curricular and residential experiences.

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Our Faculty and Students

Bucknell faculty and students are engaged learners, responding to today's problems and shaping future solutions. They take advantage of Bucknell's unique combination of a liberal arts university with strengths in professional fields of Engineering, Management, Education and Music.

How We Meet the Challenge

With over 3500 students, a 9:1 student faculty ratio, and more than 50 majors, Bucknell is big enough to challenge our students academically, and small enough to provide mentoring and support for meeting those challenges.

Recent Academic News


Meet Bucknell Students

What do these 11 students who study subjects that range from animal behavior to religious studies and hail from as close as Lancaster, Pa., and as far away as Hanoi, Vietnam have in common? They are all Bucknell students.

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Bucknell Answers: Ferguson

What do the killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Mo., tell us about the problems of racism and violence in the U.S.? How can peace and justice education help change the future? A Q& A with Professor David Ragland.

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Bucknell Answers: Ebola

West Africa is in the grips of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, and the U.S. has seen its first cases of the deadly virus. Why has this outbreak been so much more severe than previous ones? A Q&A with Professor Marie Pizzorno.

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Hard Hats Required

Bucknell engineering seniors stepped into some of D.C.'s largest engineering projects.

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Zombies of Capitalism

What makes this Bucknell class so cool? BRAAAAAINS. 

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