Lehman College is an elite junior college of the City University of NY in the Bronx district of NYC. Founded in 1930 as the Hunter College campus of Hunter College University, the college has evolved over the years into a highly prestigious private school. Located in an old and historic brownstone building on Rector Street in the West Village, Lehman is named after Lewis Lehman who served as a prominent lawyer and philanthropist.
Lehman is a highly selective private college and accepts only students who have the ability to succeed in both academics and athletics. A student can earn a Bachelor's degree through the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc) or through the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts (BSa). If a student chooses a Bachelor's program, it will be completed with a minimum of four years and one hundred and eighty-two credits in length.
The Bachelor of Arts degree will allow students to focus on a specific field of study such as business or the fine arts and will enable them to pursue a graduate degree. The Bachelor of Science degree will focus on a broad topic and will take more than two years to complete. A student can complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in less than two years. The Bachelor of Arts program is a general education course that is required for all students. Students who choose the Bachelor of Science program will complete courses in the core academic areas of mathematics, science, computer science, philosophy, English, history and literature.
Some students choose to major in a field related to their career. An example of this is biology majors who choose to major in zoology, wildlife biology or botany. Others decide to major in engineering and math.
All Lehman graduates are expected to exhibit academic excellence throughout their academic careers. Graduates are required to pass the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Lehman requires students to complete their program with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must also submit a thesis statement before they will be granted admission to the program. Once accepted, students are expected to participate in a semester of internship programs and participate in clinical experience in their chosen areas of study.
Lehman students have the opportunity to meet and interact with other students from all over the country. The Lehman community is made up of students who share similar interests such as religion, politics, economics, history, philosophy and other social science subjects. The Lehman community welcomes both full-time and part-time students.