Lehigh's arts and engineering program is designed for students looking for a rigorous education in a particular field of engineering while also having the opportunity to study a second field. The program allows students to experience the breadth of an arts education while simultaneously following the more focused curriculum of an engineering major. Graduates of the program go on to work in a variety of fields and industries, tailored to their specific interests and strengths.
Lehigh's unique arts and engineering program allows students to pursue convergent and complementary interests. It is a five-year dual-degree program administered by the College of Arts and Sciences, with students earning two bachelor's degrees: one from the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and another from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Arts-engineers fulfill all requirements for the professional engineering degree for which they are working. However, the first three years of science and engineering courses are spread out over four years, and during this time, the arts-engineer is a student in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science major program.
In many instances, it may be advisable to take the two degrees at the end of the fifth year. Arts-engineers working toward the Bachelor of Science in biology, computer science, environmental science, geological sciences, geophysics, molecular biology or statistics are advised to pay special attention to the engineering Humanities and Social Science requirement, which must be met in time for the student to qualify for the B.S. in engineering. Arts-engineers have the same opportunities for multiple majors and special interdisciplinary majors as are available to students working for the baccalaureate (B.S. or B.A. degree only) in the colleges.
Students interested in the requirements for various arts programs should contact the specific department within the College of Arts and Sciences.