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
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, and some students pursue a 5-year dual-degree. 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 >
Dual Degree Programs
The University’s five-year, two-degree programs enable a student to receive two bachelor degrees upon completion of five years of study. It is possible to arrange for a dual bachelor degree program even after studying at Lehigh for some time. More details >
This dual-degree curriculum is particularly well suited for students seeking thorough preparation in the field of electronic device physics. It is a combination of the basic electrical engineering and engineering physics curricula. Students can also study towards a combination of the Bachelor of Science program in the College of Arts and Sciences with Electrical Engineering. Learn more about Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics >
Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
Lehigh’s commitment to research and teaching across traditional academic boundaries extends into several challenging and comprehensive interdisciplinary graduate programs.
Lehigh's award-winning Technical Entrepreneurship Capstone (TE Capstone) program, formerly known as Integrated Product Development (IPD), gives juniors, seniors and graduate students in engineering, business, and the design arts the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams with industrial sponsors to design, fabricate and produce new products for a global economy. Learn more about Technical Entrepreneurship >
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 degrees in multiple fields such as applied science.