Which Courses Will I Take in the IBE Honors Program?

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Curriculum Outline: Not for the squeamish

With a rigorous requirement of 137 credit hours in only four years, the IBE Honors Program is not for the squeamish -- it's intended for the University's brightest students who are not afraid to work hard and who are interested in being uniquely qualified to become leaders in business and industry. The program is created in the Lehigh tradition -- admit very good students; challenge them to work hard in a demanding and innovative environment; graduate men and women with the skills and talents that are necessary for success in today's rapidly evolving workplace.

The 137 credits of the IBE Honors Program can be broken down as follows:

Degree Requirements




English Composition and Literature 6 Engl 1 and 2 (Composition and Literature I and II)
Humanities and Social Science 10

Must include Comm 130/160 (Public Speaking)

May be used to help satisfy foreign language requirement

Math and Science Core 31

Engr 10 (Engineering Computations), or CSc 11 (Introduction to Computing) 

Math 21, 22, 23 (Calculus I, II and III)

Math 231 (Probability and Statistics)

Physics 11, 12, 21 and 22 (Introductory Physics I and II with labs)

Chem 30 (Introductory Chemical Principles)

Engineering Core 20

Courses depend on major

Business and Economics Core 32

Acct 151 and 152 (Introduction to Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting)

BIS 111 (Introduction to Information Systems)

Bus 005 (Value Based Decision Making for Business)

Eco 1 (Principles of Economics)

Eco 29 (Money, Banking and Financial Markets)

Eco 146 (Applied Microeconomic Analysis) 

Fin 125 (Introduction to Finance) 

Law 201 (Legal Environment of Business) 

Mgt 143 (Managing and Leading People in Organizations) 

Mkt 111 (Principles of Marketing) 

Major 18 Specific courses in business or engineering that depend on the major selected
Integrated Courses in IBE 12

Freshman Seminar (1 credit)

Freshman Workshop (3 credits)

Sophomore Lab (1 credit)

Junior Lab (1 credit)

Senior Project (6 credits)

Free Electives 8 May be taken from any department in the University 
Summer Internships 0

At least one professional internship is required 

Other internships, including an international internship, are strongly encouraged 


This is a minimum number of credits 

The actual number of credits taken would depend upon advanced placement credits 

It should be noted that the IBE Honors Program has a language requirement. Students must achieve proficiency at the sophomore level in the language of their choice. Students with no previous experience in a second language may need to take 16 foreign language credits (4 courses, each at 4 credits). Students may devote six credits of humanities and social science electives, and 6 credits of free electives to language courses. Thus students with absolutely no foreign language background may need an additional four credits above the 137 required for graduation.

Detailed Curriculum Information by Major

Click below for more detailed curriculum information for these majors available from the Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and from the College of Business and Economics.  Please note that, while we try to keep these as up to date as possible, students should consult with their IBE advisor to confirm requirements.  Information for students interested in the 5 year dual degree option is included in most files.

Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

College of Business and Economics

Below are curricula for years 2 to 4.  Only some have been updated.