IDEAS cultivates liberally educated and technologically sophisticated individuals. This four-year program, jointly administered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Rossin College, combines the breadth and depth of two programs of study. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree granted by both colleges. Students interested in a professionally accredited degree in their chosen engineering discipline can opt for a fifth year of study.

Students will study diverse but complementary fields like bioengineering and religion, industrial engineering and international relations, and music and computer science. Coursework is highly writing intensive and presentation oriented to hone students' ability to communicate across disciplines. Students must also complete a senior-year capstone research project and thesis that integrates their passions.