Outside the Classroom
Bucknell is located in a magnificent site for studying geology. The nearby Appalachian Mountains, rich local farmland, forests, headwater streams, wetlands, anthracite coal regions, quarries and the Susquehanna River provide diverse locations for field study.
Course-related field sites include Virginia barrier islands, Montandon Wetlands, New York Adirondacks, New Jersey Piedmont and Blue Ridge Mountains.
A senior thesis program (required for B.S. students) guides students through a supervised, independent research experience. Many students find this requirement, which is financially supported by alumni donations, the most challenging and rewarding experience in their college career.
Internships provide geology and environmental geology majors with hands-on experience and career networking opportunities. Recently, students have interned with:
- Carnegie Institution of Washington
- FTI Consulting
- IRIS Seismology Planetary Science Institute