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What are you made of? Find out at Bucknell, through a wide array of classes where top faculty will teach you to think critically and communicate well — valuable and highly transferable skills that last forever. Choose from more than 50 majors, including engineering and management. Ready to learn more? Let's go.


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Laura Benanati

Associate Professor

Laura Benanati

What we are studying is truly in its infancy. This is the frontier. My students have to see themselves as part of a team, and function as such, in order to succeed. 

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Aaron Wilson '15

I hope to become a doctor, and I'll have to be able work well with people, talk to them, understand their needs. That was a critical aspect of the class and really relevant to my career.

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Ajan Caneda '15

Bucknell has really pushed me in terms of my involvement outside the classroom. I was pretty shy in high school, but since coming here I've tried many new things that have helped me to interact with more people on campus.

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chemical engineering

Megan Reid '14

I was able to interact with the CEO, a Bucknell alumnus and senior staff of one of the world's leading planning, engineering and program and construction management organizations.

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Statistically Speaking

Bucknell students learn the first step in decision-making: Check your stats — and everyone else's.

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Sharing Common Ground

By hosting the new PULSE Institute, Bucknell extends its commitment to access and diversity in higher education.

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Weis Center 2014-15 Season Announced

The 2014-15 season at Bucknell's Weis Center features 33 performances of music and dance from across the United States and around the world. 

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Summer Research: Where Literature Meets Music

Molly Brown '15 is finding the melody in Emily Dickinson's poetry.

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Keeping an Eye on Miller Run

A new stream monitoring project brings together hydrologists and computer science researchers, and could set the standard for stream restoration in Pennsylvania.

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Chill Out

In this installment of our new web feature, "Cool Classes," Bucknell students heed the call of the wild in winter to understand humankind's relationship with the world.

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Popular Science

Philosophy professors ask, "What do you know about science?"

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STEM, From the Beginning

STEM Scholars program introduces first-years to research.

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Shaping Your World: Social Media in the 21st Century

Rising high school seniors from Pennsylvania, New York, New England and the mid-Atlantic region converged on Bucknell's campus to take part in a three-day program called Shaping Your World.  

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