Interdisciplinary and Inter-College Undergraduate Study
The university’s interdisciplinary programs are designed to cross the boundaries between colleges to accommodate new and developing fields as well as the interests of students. Some of Lehigh's interdisciplinary programs draw on disciplines within a single college; these are housed within that college. Other interdisciplinary programs draw on faculty and curricula in two or more colleges; these are considered inter-college (IC) programs, and these programs are not housed within a specific college. Prospective undergraduate students who wish to apply for one of the IC programs are asked to apply directly to their first choice during the admissions process. Since admission to these programs is highly competitive, applicants are asked to indicate a secondary choice among Lehigh's four undergraduate colleges, should they not be admitted to their first choice IC program.