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Friday, April 10th, 2020

Is it possible to pursue a dual degree at Bucknell? Or Does Bucknell offer a dual degree with Engineering?

The College of Engineering offers 5-year dual degrees in Engineering & Management and Liberal Arts & Engineering. The five-year Program in Engineering & Management combines the technical capabilities of engineering with the business acumen of management to prepare students for leadership roles in technology companies. Graduates are awarded a single degree consisting of a bachelor of science in their engineering major and a bachelor of management for engineers. The five-year Program in Liberal Arts & Engineering allows students to combine any bachelor of science degree program in the College of Engineering with any bachelor of arts degree program from the […]

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

What is the difference between Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences and Computer Engineering or Computer Science & Engineering in the College of Engineering?

Computer Science Department degree programs: The three degree programs offered by our department follow the philosophy of “principles before technologies,” which has been praised by our alumni for enabling them to adapt quickly to the rapidly evolving environments in computing. Our degree programs share a significant common core of computer science and mathematics and prepare students equally well to pursue advanced degrees and entry-level positions in industry. The three degree programs focus on fundamentals of programming languages and software systems, design of software solutions, and application of their learning with culminating design experiences wherein software is a major part of […]

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

When will I learn about which classes I will be taking for the fall semester? What happens if I want to change a course I was assigned?

Your classes will be available in myBucknell during the second week of August. You will be permitted to make changes to your schedule if you have AP scores or transfer credit that already provide you credit for the course in which you were placed. Please contact the Registrar’s office at 570.577.1201. You will also be permitted to change if you have a disability that will interfere with your success with this schedule. Please contact the OAR office at 570.577.1188. Coaches will work with students’ academic schedules, so there is no need to change schedules due to athletic concerns. If there […]

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

What if I have a question?

The Office of Admissions can answer many of the questions you may have about coming to Bucknell. For information in specific areas, your inquiries may be directed as shown below. Academic Concerns College of Arts & Sciences: Associate Dean Lynn Breyfogle 570.577.3293 or fycas@bucknell.edu College of Engineering: Associate Dean Terri Norton, 570.577.3705 or fyengineer@bucknell.edu Freeman College of Management: Associate Dean Ivy Kepner, 570.577.1337 or fymanagement@bucknell.edu Housing Stephen Apanel, Director of Housing Services 570.577.1195 or housing@bucknell.edu

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

What about graduate work?

Bucknell offers graduate work leading to a master’s degree in many disciplines: animal behavior, biology, chemistry, education, engineering (chemical, civil, electrical, environmental and mechanical), English, mathematics and psychology. The presence of graduate students enriches our undergraduate programs. In general, graduate study is recommended for those students of high ability who plan to become specialists or intend to go into teaching or research. At Bucknell, well-qualified students in several disciplines may integrate their undergraduate and graduate studies, beginning in their junior or senior year. This integrated program results in better preparation for advanced graduate courses and a longer period of time […]

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

What resources are available at Bucknell to help students explore their future career plans?

Center for Career Advancement The director and other professionals in this office are available to advise you in all matters pertaining to the world of work, including general occupational trends and your own future career development. You may wish to explore the possible relationship between summer plans and your future goals. Faculty Advisers You are encouraged to discuss your future career plans with your faculty adviser and with other faculty members. Academic Associate Deans The academic associate deans are available to help you become more aware of possible relationships between curricular choices and future career plans. Counseling & Student Development […]

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

What academic accommodations are available for students with accessibility needs (i.e., learning, psychological, etc.)?

The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) at Bucknell University exists to ensure access, provide support, and help the student with a disability to navigate or remove informational, physical and attitudinal barriers. Necessary accommodations are dependent on the nature of the disability, the self-report from the student with a disability, as well as the supportive documentation. The most common necessary accommodations include the following (not to an exhaustive list): Extended time on exams Distraction-reduced testing environment (OAR Testing Center) Note-taking options (i.e., LiveScribe Pen, digital recording device, volunteer note-taker, etc.) Text-to-speech reader program (Read & Write Gold) Alternative format for texts/materials […]

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Is there help available for students who want to improve their writing?

The staff of the Writing Center will help you plan, compose and revise your writing. The Center is staffed by full-time professionals, along with peer tutors trained to work with writers. In a typical session, writers read their drafts out loud and discuss ideas with tutors. Tutors don’t write your paper for you; rather, they provide feedback on the clarity of your draft, ask useful questions that will help you revise, and identify areas of your writing that might need further explanation or development. In addition, the Writing Center offers numerous workshops for students each semester. Topics for these workshops […]

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Can I succeed at Bucknell? Is my background adequate? Will I be able to compete successfully?

The fact that you have been accepted for admission to Bucknell means that the University believes you are qualified to succeed in your work here. In fact, an unusually high percentage of our entering students complete their degrees within four years (87 percent). If you feel as if you need support, you can seek out advice from a number of resources available on campus. The rest will be up to you. Have you established good study habits? Can you concentrate on what you are doing in the midst of other people doing other things? Can you budget your time to […]

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Is ROTC available?

Among the many curricular and extracurricular options open to you during your college career at Bucknell is the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Program. This program provides training in leadership and management as well as preparing participants for possible service as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Enrolling in ROTC your first semester involves no commitment beyond the course itself. The decision is purely voluntary and one you should reach based on your own educational and career goals. If you would like more information about the ROTC Program at Bucknell, you may contact the Director of the […]

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