Educating the "Whole" Scientist

  • Bucknell provides instruction in the fundamental concepts of science - including theory and practice in the way scientific investigations are conducted.
  • Students are exposed to current scientific issues - the more "practical" applications of biology.
  • A wide variety of curricular offerings and faculty specialties are available in biology.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

  • 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.
  • 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 in-depth 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

Facilities that Work for You

  • Bucknell's Biology Building opened in 1991, providing a modern facility that features up-to-date technologies.
  • The Biology Department has three greenhouses: an approximately 1,800 square foot roof-top museum collection, a 1,200 square foot roof-top research house, and a 1,300 square foot research house at the edge of campus.
  • The biology imaging center houses confocal, upright, inverted, and stereo microscopes as well as jointly operating a state-of-the-art environmental scanning electron instrument in conjunction with the Geology department.
  • In addition to individual laboratory facilities for teaching and research, there are dedicated rooms for instrumentation and cell culture.