Credit for Transfer Courses

Step 1: Obtain Transfer Credit

The course must first be accepted for transfer to Bucknell. Bucknell departments and programs approve such transfers. Students should contact the chair of the relevant department with a request for transfer credit, providing the appropriate documentation. If the transfer course does not fit with an existing department at Bucknell, please see your Associate Dean.

Many courses offered by Bucknell-approved study abroad courses have been pre-approved for transfer; see the College of Arts & Sciences Previously Approved Course List provided by the Office of Global & Off-campus Education. Please note that the College Core Curriculum Chair cannot approve courses for transfer credit.

Step 2: Request College Core Curriculum Designation

The procedure for having a College Core Curriculum designation applied to your transfer course varies depending on the designation requested.

Foundation Seminar/Integrated Perspectives

Transfer courses cannot count for Foundation Seminar or Integrated Perspectives (IP) designation.

Foreign Languages

If a student wishes to meet a foreign language requirement off campus, the chair who approved the course for transfer will also decide whether the course meets Core Curriculum Foreign Languages (CCFL) learning objectives. Students should be sure to ask that chair to make a decision on CCFL designation when requesting transfer credit.

Laboratory Science

If a student chooses to meet their Lab Science requirement off campus, the chair who approved the course for transfer will also decide whether the course meets Laboratory Science (LBSC) learning objectives. Students should be sure to ask that chair to make a decision on LBSC designation when requesting transfer credit.

Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences

These are approved by the department chair who approves the course for transfer.  Courses taught in The Division of Arts & Humanities (ARHC), courses taught in the Division of Natural Science & Mathematics (NSMC) and courses taught in the Division of Social Sciences (SLSC) are applied automatically as the course transfers in, depending on the department approving the transfer.

Diversity in the US, Environmental Connections, Global Connections, Quantitative Reasoning

To submit a request for College Core Curriculum Tools of Critical Engagement (DUSC, EVCN, GBCC, CCQR) designation, students should complete the Request for CCC designation for a Transfer or Study Abroad Course form.

Once the student has completed this form, the student should send a complete course syllabus to the Sarah MacKenzie-Dawson, College Core Curriculum Director at skm011@bucknell.edu.