About Biology at Bucknell
+ Instruction in the fundamental concepts of science — including theory and practice in the way scientific investigations are conducted.
+ Exposure to current scientific issues — the more "practical" applications of biology.
+ The study of biology within the context of a strong liberal arts philosophy. Students become broadly educated, "whole" scientists who are encouraged to explore their interests in the humanities and social sciences.
+ A wide variety of curricular offerings and faculty specialties in biology.
+ Bucknell’s Biology Building opened in 1991, providing a modern facility that features up-to-date technologies.
+ Close, personal attention from 17 professors in the department.
+ In addition to a traditional biology major, Bucknell offers several related fields of study: animal behavior, environmental studies, cell biology/biochemistry, and biomedical engineering.
+ Numerous opportunities exist for research and field studies in laboratories and greenhouses on campus or at the nearby Chillisquaque Creek Natural Area and the Montandon Marsh and wetland.
+ Undergraduate research is stressed, providing an important advantage for students going on to graduate and professional schools.
+ Even as undergraduates, students conducting research projects with faculty may have papers published in respected scientific journals or present papers at professional conferences.
+ A summer research program offers interested students special opportunities for indepth study, as does Bucknell’s honors program.
+ A seminar program brings students and faculty together to discuss research in progress or to hear talks by visiting scientists