Bucknell University's Course Catalog provides descriptions of courses, majors and minors offered by academic departments and programs, as well as other information such as academic regulations, facilities, financial aid and scholarships.

While the Catalog provides information that will be useful for all 4 years at Bucknell, be sure to refer to the specific first-semester courses when considering your registration choices.

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Foreign Language

The foreign language requirement ensures that you will either improve your proficiency in a previously studied language or begin the study of a language entirely new to you. Placement tests are required for:


Planning a Career in Teaching

Certification to teach
Early Childhood Education (PreK-4)
Complete the registration for the B.S. in Education.

Secondary Level Plan to major in teaching interest. Do not pursue a B.S. in Education degree. See more.

Any Content Area in K-12 Public Schools By fourth semester, complete two courses in math and one course in English Lit in addition to a W1 course and earn a GPA of 3.0.

ALEKS Prep. for Calculus Online Course

Taking MATH 201: Calculus I? Complete ALEKS Prep. for Calculus online course by Aug. 28.

If you received AP credit, IB credit, or transfer credit for MATH 201 or do not to intend to take a calculus course at Bucknell, ALEKS is not required.

Environmental Studies & Environmental Science

The environmental studies program offers two majors - a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Environmental Science.

What's different between the two?

If you are interested in majoring in Environmental Science, register for the courses recommended for a B.A. in one of the affiliated science departments.

Want to Study Premedical or Pre-health Professions

Premed/Pre-health Professions web page to consider your options for first-semester courses. Please indicate your tentative major on the degree-information page of the online registration form. You should also type “premed” in the text box titled “Special Considerations” on the additional information page.


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