Course Information for First-year Students

To ensure that you select appropriate required courses, we have developed program models as a guide. Please find your intended major in the document at the link below and use the suggested courses as a guide in building your first-year schedule. Please note that all first-year students are required to enroll in a first-semester seminar called a Foundation Seminar in the fall semester. If you take part in a Residential College, you will take your Foundation Seminar with other members of the college.

View model first-semester programs

All Course Schedule Lookups

Use the tool below to search for course offerings by semester, subject, time and more. Please note that courses that conflict with required first-semester courses for bachelor of science students will not appear on the course registration form.

Browse all first-year courses

Bucknell's course catalog provides descriptions of courses, majors and minors offered by academic departments and programs, and other information on topics such as academic regulations, facilities, financial aid and scholarships.

While the catalog provides information that will be useful for all four years at Bucknell, be sure to refer to the specific first-semester courses when considering your registration choices.

View the current course catalog

First-semester Seminar Themes

All first-year students are required to take a first-semester course called a Foundation Seminar. Some of these seminars are offered in the Residential College program.

First-year Course Descriptions by Division

Additional and Major-specific Information