Where do you want engineering to take you? At Bucknell, we offer eight different engineering majors, giving students broad options to pursue the subjects that meet their interests and career goals. Whichever you choose, you’ll be prepared to succeed and make a difference. All of our programs are nationally ranked and provide the real-world, hands-on experiences that will prepare you for your first job and stay with you throughout your career.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Whether you choose a major or minor in biomedical engineering, you'll be mentored by expert teacher-scholars who guide your learning in small classes, and build experience in professional organizations and at national biomedical conferences.
In Bucknell’s chemical engineering major, you'll develop real-world engineering skills in 20 lab courses across all four years. These hands-on experiences will prepare you for careers including food science and engineering, pharmaceuticals, environmental engineering, materials engineering, energy technologies and more.
Bucknell's nationally ranked majors in civil engineering and environmental engineering will challenge you to engineer tomorrow’s infrastructure and guide sustainable global development. Classroom and lab experiences give Bucknell graduates an edge at top engineering, environmental and construction firms, where many move quickly into leadership positions.
The Department of Computer Science is home to Bucknell's computer science & engineering major, which will ground you with a deep understanding of computer hardware and engineering as you explore programming and hone your coding skills. You can also choose to pursue a degree in computer science from the College of Arts & Sciences.
Students in Bucknell's nationally ranked electrical engineering and computer engineering majors work with professors at the top of fields from renewable energy to embedded systems to smart surgical technologies. As you learn by doing in project based courses and labs, you'll explore the ethical dimensions of your discipline, preparing you to develop technologies that make a difference in the world.
Mechanical engineering majors build in-demand skills by designing and building real devices that confront challenges facing society. Using state-of-the-art research facilities — including a wind tunnel, automotive and renewable energy labs, and makerspaces — you'll prepare for careers in fields including manufacturing, aerospace, defense, technology, construction and more.