2016-17 Catalog

Five-Year, Two-Bachelor-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.

The civil engineering and earth and environmental sciences program that affords two bachelor degrees, and the electrical engineering and engineering physics two-degree program are examples of programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Some five-year, two-degree programs appear in the description of courses under Arts-Engineering and Five-Year Programs. It is possible to arrange for a dual bachelor degree program even after studying at Lehigh for some time. Engineering students, for example, who decide at any stage of study that they wish to meet the requirements for both the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree may sometimes complete the combined requirements in five years if the decision is made before the third year.

A student entering Lehigh to obtain a second bachelor’s degree, those Lehigh students who wish to declare a second degree in another college, or students wishing to pursue both a B.A. and a B.S. degree within the College of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum of 30 additional credit hours beyond the first degree credit-hour requirements in order to qualify for the second degree. All of the 30 additional credit hours must be taken at Lehigh or in Lehigh residency programs. All special second degree programs must be approved by the dean of the college in which the degree is to be offered and the Standing of Students Committee.

Several ways exist for students to obtain two degrees in five years of study. See listings under ARTS-Engineering; Civil Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences; Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics; and College of Education.