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Bucknell University, College of Arts and Sciences Records Edit


Finding Aid Author
Crystal Matjaasic
Finding Aid Date
2017 June
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description


  • 1961-2017 (Creation)


  • 7.5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (18) 5 inch document boxes



  • Language

    Materials are in English.

  • Administrative History

    The College of Arts and Sciences at Bucknell University was established on September 1, 1961. The Board of Trustees approved a reorganization of the administration of the University into three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the College of Business Administration. The reorganization was designed to increase the quality and effectiveness of the administration, but not create change in the degree program or basic character of the University.

    Each college is headed by a Dean who reports to the Provost. The instructional departments within the colleges are responsible to the curricular programs of the college of which they are a part and to the professional standards and commitments of their disciplines. Each department designs its own major and minor programs for approval by its college curriculum committee. The Curriculum Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences has jurisdiction over all aspects of the curriculum of the college and includes all matters related to course offerings, the establishment of degrees, of majors, of minors, and of the provisions and requirements of those degrees, majors, and/or minors. The Interdepartmental Major Committee maintains authority over individually proposed interdepartmental majors.

    The College of Arts and Sciences offers the following degrees: traditional Bachelor of Arts degree; choice of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science; and professional degrees in music, education, and management and accounting. The College also follows a College Core Curriculum designed to provide students with the foundation for a lifetime of critical thinking and civic engagement and the opportunity for intellectual exploration and in-depth study in a discipline.

  • Arrangement

    Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically within the folders.

  • Scope and Contents

    The records of the College of Arts and Sciences are arranged alphabetically by folder and range from 1961 to 2017. Included in the records are correspondence, both general and specific to the Dean of the College, minutes, and reports and records relating to the Freshman Adviser Seminar, the Humanities curriculum, the Common Core curriculum, and Common Learning Agenda. Also included are the records of the Curriculum Committee and the General Education Council.

  • Separated Materials

    Photographs may be housed with the Special Collections/University Archives Photograph Collection.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research use.

  • Usage Restriction

    The materials in this collection may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and research purposes. If the intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate permissions by contacting Special Collections/University Archives at the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item], Bucknell University, College of Arts and Sciences Records, Special Collections/University Archives, Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.