Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences—Where Active Dialogue Fosters Enhanced Understanding
As Lehigh’s largest and most diverse college, we are home to the social sciences, arts, humanities, and natural sciences. With 1,658 undergraduate students, 375 graduate students, 248 full-time faculty and 93 professional staff, we are comparable in size and offer the intimacy of a liberal arts college, yet benefit from the resources of a research university. Our faculty are accomplished scholars, artists, and writers, recognized nationally and internationally as leaders in their fields, who share a commitment to integration of teaching and scholarship into innovative, dynamic curricula set in an intellectually stimulating environment.
Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students for the complexity of the world they will discover upon graduation, where they will find competing visions and values which they must work to understand and to which they must respond effectively. The college is a space for vigorous dialogue. We train students to anticipate and lead change, to view challenges as opportunities, to turn knowledge into action, and to make a difference in the world. We seek to maximize student growth and development while placing the individual in the broader context of human culture and the natural world. Our classrooms extend beyond four walls to the broader community and to countries spanning the globe.