Students across all disciplines find opportunities for meaningful scholarly work with faculty mentors, including senior honors projects and summer research. Some departments provide independent study courses where students can explore topics of their own interest under the guidance of faculty.

Talk to your faculty advisor to learn more about research in your field.

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These departments have robust programs involving multiple researchers.

  • Animal Behavior
    At Bucknell, animal behavior students can study primates, insects, rodents and bats.
  • Biology
    Learn about research in the Department of Biology.
  • Cell Biology/Biochemistry
    Each semester and during the summer students engage in research that puts theory into practice.
  • Chemistry
    About 25 undergraduates per semester enroll in research for credit, and 25-35 students participate in our summer research programs.
  • Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies
    Learn more about Bucknell University's explorations in Thebes.
  • Geology
    A senior thesis program (required for B.S. students) guides students through a supervised, independent research experience.
  • Mathematics
    You'll learn from and work alongside faculty who are active researchers.
  • Neuroscience
    Explore recent publications by neuroscience students.
  • Physics
    Bucknell's physics majors participate in nearly all of the faculty's research activities.
  • Psychology
    Learn how to get started doing psychological research.

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