Opportunities for Economics Majors
In this 21st century global economy, the opportunity to spend a semester or more of study abroad has become especially important for economics majors. The experience of living and learning in another country gives students first-hand observation of different economic and cultural practices. Indeed, approximately 40% of our majors spend at least one semester abroad.
Students can study abroad by choosing one of two options: they can participate in the various Bucknell programs (Bucknell in London each fall, Bucknell in Barbados each spring, Bucknell in Spain fall and spring, Bucknell en France fall, or they can study abroad through the auspices of the many programs at other universities and institutes.
This year, both Bucknell in London and Bucknell in Barbados are being directed by Economics faculty, which means that several Economics classes are available. On a regular basis, Bucknell in Spain and Bucknell en France also offer Economics courses. These programs are designed around a particular theme: for example, the Bucknell in London program this year is focusing on how new technologies affect class and English society from the industrial revolution to the present and the Bucknell in Barbados program is focusing on ways to preserve the natural resources of Barbados without compromising economic growth. The curricula and the specific courses are designed with Bucknell students in mind. Courses taught at the "Bucknell in" programs are Bucknell courses; thus grades and credits are treated just as any course taught on the Bucknell campus.
The Department also sends students to excellent programs all over Europe, as well as Australia, China, Japan, and Argentina to list a few. With approval by the Department, Economics majors can transfer up to two courses for Economics credit at the 200-level, and, also with approval, Economics minors can transfer one course for Economics credit at the 200-level.