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The power of IDEAS

The first full graduating class from Lehigh’s innovative Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts and Sciences (IDEAS) program is featured in the current issue of Resolve magazine. Jointly administered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, IDEAS is a four-year honors program that allows students to get a bachelor's degree with heavy concentrations in both colleges. “Students in Lehigh’s program are essentially building a product,” says William Best, co-director of IDEAS and professor of practice in electrical and computer engineering. “They’re designing their own degree. We meet with each student every semester to develop a ‘flight plan.’ It is a challenging process for them, but they don't do it alone.”