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College of Arts & Sciences

The rich tradition of the College of Arts & Sciences forms the heart of Bucknell's liberal arts curriculum. From astronomy, art history and neuroscience to economics, East Asian studies and music, our students explore their passions and discover new interests as they gain different perspectives on a complex world. They choose from dozens of majors and hundreds of courses in the arts and humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences and mathematics.

Our professors are passionate about their fields and eager to help students dig deep and make exciting intellectual connections. Our graduates are equipped with the critical-thinking, communication and cross-cultural skills that employers seek. Just as important, they gain a strong foundation for a lifetime of curiosity, exploration and personal fulfillment as they prepare to go out and make the world a better place.

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Find your path to the arts & sciences at Bucknell

About the College

Meet our world-class teacher-scholars and find out how they work closely with students to ensure a learning experience with both breadth and depth — and an education that is as versatile and practical as it is deeply rewarding.

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Departments and Programs

Offering nearly 50 majors and 70 minors, the College of Arts & Sciences encourages you to combine your interests and design your own path to success.

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Undergraduate Research

At Bucknell, even first-year students can pursue hands-on, graduate-level research — in any discipline. They regularly publish their work and present at professional conferences. You can, too.

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