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Regular Decision Deadline: Jan 15
The Requirements: One essay of 250 words
Supplemental Essay Type(s): Why
This prompt is asking you to describe what you want to major in and explain why you like it so much that you’re willing to dedicate four years of life to its study. The admissions officer reviewing your application will likely expect you to connect your intended major to some prior experience and/or passion as well, so tell a story. The essays that stick with us are the ones that jump off the page with concrete descriptions from real life. What interests you and why? How have you gone about learning more about your subject of interest? Have you spent hours doing a deep dive on Reddit or learned a new skill from a TikTok tutorial? What will this degree (or dual degree) allow you to do? While you don’t need to narrow in on the exact moment you became interested in Geology or Music Education, try to focus on one significant experience. Then stress why Bucknell, specifically, is the best place for you to pursue this chosen major (or, if you’re undecided, why it’s the best place for you to explore different interests in the interim). If you can point to specific resources (classes, professors, clubs, etc.), your response will be stronger for it.