Bucknell Hall, the first of several buildings given to the University by Bucknell, was initially a chapel and for more than a half century the site of student theatrical and musical performances. 今天, it houses the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts.
Significant achievements mark the growth of Bucknell — from modest origins to its stature as a top national institution offering more than 50 majors and 65 minors in its three colleges — the College of Arts & Sciences, the 工程学院 and the 管理学院弗里曼.
In 1962, building on its long-standing programs in chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, Bucknell formally established the 工程学院, naming Herbert Eckberg its first dean. 今天 the college also offers degree programs in biomedical, computer and environmental engineering, as well as in computer science & engineering.
New programs in computer science and computer-aided design were introduced in 1979-80 and in 1982-83. The 1990s saw great advances in general education when the faculty adopted the Common Learning Agenda, a broad-based curriculum for all students in the College of Arts & Sciences; and the Bucknell Plan for Engineering Education, a new curricular plan for all students in the 工程学院.
In 2008, building on a history of management education at Bucknell that goes back a century, Bucknell launched a new School of Management within the College of Arts & Sciences. In 2017, the school became the University's third college, with Raquel Alexander named its inaugural dean. The college was named the Kenneth W. 管理学院弗里曼 in 2018 in recognition of a philanthropic commitment of more than $25 million by Kenneth W. Freeman '72 and his wife, Janice.