The strategic plan for the College of Arts & Sciences is the outcome of an inclusive process, whereby faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders came together to shape a common vision for our identity as a liberal arts college within Bucknell University. It is built upon a mission statement that articulates our identity — who we are and what we do. Our mission serves as a guidepost for our four major commitments to our community; transformative education; advising and encouraging our students; and scholarship.
As indicated in our mission statement, the College of Arts & Sciences is the core of Bucknell University. Together, faculty, staff and students in the college generate and disseminate knowledge in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, affirming the liberal arts as the foundation for success in professional, personal and public endeavors.
We are committed and creative scholars and artists working across disciplines. We foster intellectual and ethical growth by providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment in which we can realize our full potential regardless of our differences. Within a safe and supportive community, we challenge ourselves and each other to analyze and synthesize our insights on knowledge, beauty and justice.