Review the Residential Colleges website. If you are interested in the program, you must select your preferred Foundation Seminars for the Residential College in which you are interested.
Review the Model First-semester Programs.
See General University Requirements for more information on Bucknell's general course requirements.
Each course description lists the requirements that the course fulfills (for example, the writing requirement, or W1, which all first-year students must fulfill).
Required courses have already been entered for bachelor of science, management and engineering students.
Choose course numbers only; you do not need the section numbers (For example: choose POLS 140 from the drop-down menu rather than a specific section, such as POLS 140 06).
The normal course load is four-course credits — one per course. If a course is not worth a full credit, its credit value is listed on the first-year course information page.
If calculus is one of your required courses or one of your choices in the natural sciences & mathematics division, mark the box regarding your high school math course. Do not count pre-calculus as calculus. If you receive AP credit for calculus, the Registrar's Office will adjust your course according to your score. If you receive AP credit for MATH 201 and further mathematics courses are not required for your major, indicate whether you wish to continue your study of calculus.
More Important Points to Know
Course selection is not a first-come, first-served process. Please take the time to thoroughly review all materials and complete the advising process for your college before you register for your classes. The Registrar's Office will begin all course entry after June 15.
Your name and email address will appear. You may update your non-Bucknell email address if you wish. Please note that any email communication from Bucknell will be sent to your @bucknell.edu address.
If space is provided, please enter your tentative major. Depending on the tentative major you indicated on your application for admission, you may have a choice of forms to complete.
Example 1: If you indicated physics, you will have a choice of completing a bachelor of arts form or a bachelor of science form, since physics offers both degrees. Please use your letter from the department chair or program director, if you received one, and the Model First-semester Programs list as a guide for selecting your program of study and your courses. The form you submit will indicate to us the program you want to study at Bucknell.
Example 2: If your tentative choice of major was political science, you will be directed to a bachelor of arts form because there is no bachelor of science degree in that area. Similarly, you will be directed to only one form if you selected biochemistry, mathematical economics, neuroscience, engineering or bachelor of music, or if you were admitted into the business administration degree program in the Freeman College of Management.
If you believe you are directed to a form for the wrong degree program, please refer to your letter of acceptance; it states the program to which you were accepted.
If you were accepted into a degree program but want to switch, you must submit a written request to the Office of Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org). Some degree programs are in high demand, and change may not be possible at this time. You can also address major/degree program changes when you are on campus.
Bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of science in business administration and five-year engineering students: A Foundation Seminar course is a requirement for all students in the College of Arts & Sciences and the Freeman College of Management as well as five-year engineering students. In order of preference (first choice being No. 1) select 10 Foundation Seminar courses you are interested in taking.
Residential Colleges: To join a Residential College, you must select a Foundation Seminar offered by the college you are interested in joining. Contact the Residential Colleges office at email@example.com with questions.
Music education majors: Please consult with Professor Nick Roseth (firstname.lastname@example.org) before selecting your choices for Foundation Seminars to ensure that the selected seminars fulfill the relevant Pennsylvania Department of Education requirement.
Engineering students: Five-year engineering majors may choose from all of the Foundation Seminars. Other engineers may select only Residential College Foundation Seminars.
Bachelor of science, bachelor of science in business administration or engineering students: Your required courses have already been entered for you. You do not have to re-enter those courses. For example, B.S. physics students will have MATH 201 and PHYS 211 preselected for them. You will still need to fill out the humanities and social science course selections. We will use these courses only if a pre-selected course does not need to be taken because of Advanced Placement or transfer credit.
Bachelor of arts students: There are no preselected courses for these degree programs, but B.A. students in science and mathematics should see recommended courses in the Model First-semester Programs.
All students will be asked to select courses in the arts & humanities and social sciences divisions.
Engineering and science majors will have science and math courses preselected for them.
Non-science majors will also be asked to select courses in the natural sciences & mathematics division.
If you have three preselected courses — for example, students submitting the B.S. in physics form will have MATH 201 and PHYS 211 already selected for them — the arts & humanities and social science course selections will still have to be completed. We will use these course selections only if a preselected course does not need to be taken because of transfer or Advanced Placement credits (for example, you receive credit for MATH 201 and will not continue the study of math).
There is an area to request optional courses such as .50 credit dance courses and military science courses.
Advanced Placement: If you have taken Advanced Placement courses, please indicate this in the appropriate area. This is important information that may affect your schedule and must be reported. Bucknell's institutional code is 2050. The Educational Testing Service can be reached at 888-225-5427. Have ETS send the scores to:
Office of the Registrar
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Courses taken at other universities: If you completed courses elsewhere and your transcript has not been sent to Bucknell, please ask the other university to forward an official transcript directly to:
Office of the Registrar
Lewisburg, PA 17837
After you have completed your selections, all the courses you submitted will be displayed. Please print a copy of this report for your records. You may make changes until June 15. If you have questions about what you submitted, please contact email@example.com or 570-577-1244.