Lehigh University requires at least 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Lehigh accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Lehigh does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 88% of students who start college at Lehigh finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Lehigh offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Lehigh may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Lehigh does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Lehigh directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Lehigh students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Lehigh.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Lehigh does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Lehigh
Lehigh offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Lehigh does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Lehigh has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Lehigh offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Lehigh offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Lehigh.
❌ Lehigh studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Lehigh does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the E. W. Fairchild-Martindale Library and there are 2 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Lehigh offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Lehigh have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Lehigh has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Lehigh include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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