The world’s problems are not divided neatly into disciplines, and we believe those who will someday solve those problems—and those currently tackling them—shouldn’t be limited to just one or two areas of study. Lehigh’s commitment to a personalized academic experience allows students to blend courses from traditionally separate fields, such as STEM and the humanities, into an education tailored to individual student interests and ambitions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Through formalized programs across and within colleges, as well as individual course selections, collaboration with faculty and independent research projects, students work in a rich, real-world-focused interdisciplinary studies environment.
Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Programs Across Colleges
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 focused on interdisciplinary arts, science and engineering that allows students to get a bachelor’s degree with heavy concentrations in both colleges. Learn more about IDEAS >
The CSB Program is a demanding joint initiative between the College of Business and Economics and the Computer Science and Engineering department in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. The program’s focus on business and computer science results in a unique joint degree from both colleges. Learn more about CSB >
The demanding and state-of-the-art IBE Honors Program is a carefully planned integration of courses in business and engineering with additional requirements in mathematics, sciences, English and humanities. The program results in the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Business and Engineering. Learn more about IBE >
The College of Arts and Sciences offers 20 interdisciplinary studies programs in areas as diverse as Health, Medicine, and Society; Africana Studies; Cognitive Science; Sustainable Development; and Asian Studies. Each unit has an independent identity, but you will often find them in close collaboration when it comes to curriculum, scholarship and hosting co-curricular events. Collectively these interdisciplinary arts and sciences programs offer a wide range of undergraduate minors and majors as well as graduate certificates and master’s degrees. Learn more about Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences >
Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
Lehigh’s commitment to research and teaching across traditional academic boundaries extends into several challenging and comprehensive interdisciplinary graduate programs.
The Lehigh M.S. in Analytical Finance (MSAF) program is a cutting-edge, 30 credit-hour program designed to provide students with a strong education in advanced finance and quantitative financial analysis tools using key concepts from financial theory, applied mathematics and engineering.
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A joint MBA degree can give you a competitive edge in today’s business world. Lehigh offers two joint degree programs that partner the MBA with other top-ranked Lehigh programs: Engineering and Educational Leadership. View degree >
Interdisciplinary in Practice
Rigorous academic programs, an ideal student-to-faculty ratio and access to a variety of opportunities for interdisciplinary study provide the perfect environment for Lehigh students to create their own major, explore personal interests and pursue a degree in multiple fields.