Celebrating 50 years!
- Uniquely integrating engineering and the liberal arts, the Engineering Studies program has been preparing students to be broadly educated sociotechnical citizens since 1970. Learn more
Engineering Studies truly embodies the Lafayette ideal of integrating engineering and the liberal arts. The major provides students with a technical background in engineering fundamentals paired with substantial coursework in humanities, social science, and the natural sciences that graduates often use for careers inside and beyond the engineering profession.
Students with this interdisciplinary bachelor of arts degree are bridge builders between communities, translators across sectors, and future managers and leaders who understand engineering as a liberal art. The degree empowers them to meet twenty-first century challenges with the understanding that for technologies to work, complex cultural, political, economic, environmental, and technical dimensions all need to fit together. Our curriculum thus encourages big-picture systems thinking, with a sociotechnical perspective that teaches students to see problems through a multi-faceted lens as varied as their personal interests, from economics and finance to art, architecture, sustainability, and more.
The Engineering Studies Program brings together the four divisions of campus—engineering, humanities, science, social sciences—for a truly liberal arts education.
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Lafayette’s engineering studies program bridges the College’s rich liberal arts and scientific traditions; graduates have successful careers in a broad…
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