Engineering Studies embodies the Lafayette ideal of integrating engineering and the liberal arts.

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  • 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

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. Toward those ends, the program 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 technical professions. Engineering Studies students appreciate that for technologies to work, complex cultural, political, economic, environmental, and technical dimensions all need to work together. The curriculum encourages big-picture systems thinking combined 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.

EGRS students double major

26%

EGRS students study abroad

38%

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The programs are grounded in Lafayette’s traditional strength in discipline-specific engineering and complemented by the College’s excellence in the liberal arts.

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