The unique blend of the Engineering Studies bachelor of arts degree requirements lends itself to a double major for students who may consider it a competitive advantage. Combining engineering foundational courses with more courses in the liberal arts than a bachelor of science degree in engineering, the program enables students to pursue a second field of study with the addition of a few extra courses. Common double majors include art, economics, environmental science and studies, government & law, and international affairs. Students have also double majored in psychology, English, German, film and media studies, geology, physics, Asian studies, and anthropology and sociology.
The Havens Award is designed to provide non-traditional summer learning experiences for engineering students. These are opportunities for education and personal development other than those provided in traditional coursework during a regular academic year, or summer program. A non-traditional learning experience is also one that is not available at Lafayette College, and would not be possible without the support of the Havens Award. Learn more about the Havens Award.
Lafayette provides various opportunities to get involved in the local Easton community. Visit the Landis Center for Community Engagement to learn more. Some engineering studies students opt to get involved with any of the environmental students groups on campus.
Students can draw on Lafayette’s extensive resources to help make their dreams become reality. Here’s just one example when engineering studies and environmental studies double-major Remy Oktay ’24 combined several passions to fuel his unprecedented and presumed first-ever electric plane flyover of a sporting event at the 2022 Lafayette vs. Lehigh football game. Read more about this event, and the legion of Lafayette community members who helped make it happen.