Departments & Programs

Liberal Arts and Management Program


The Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP) is an honors-level, interdisciplinary certificate program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with the Kelley School of Business. LAMP combines a liberal arts or science major with specialized training in business and management to prepare strong students with wide interests and leadership potential for exciting futures. Selected on a competitive basis, undergraduates pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences enter the three-year LAMP program as sophomores. LAMP students acquire both technical business and management skills and an understanding of the social, political, and cultural contexts that shape business life. Building on the bachelor's degree requirements of the College, students in LAMP take courses in management, business law, and computer applications in the Kelley School of Business and economics courses in the College. To draw together their course work in business, economics, and liberal arts, LAMP students take the program's own seminars. Through LAMP seminars, students engage in dynamic, deeply thought-provoking writing- and discussion-centered learning. As they solve real-world business problems and analyze the relationships between business and society, students connect with faculty who bring many perspectives from different disciplines.

Admission to LAMP

LAMP has two application periods each academic year: freshmen may apply online during the spring semester and sophomores and transfer students during the fall semester. Candidates for LAMP will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement and promise, leadership potential, and ability to articulate their reasons for pursuing an interdisciplinary program combining arts and sciences with business.

Typically, applicants will not yet be students in the College of Arts and Sciences when they are admitted to LAMP. In order to continue in the program, students must declare their major in a department of the College during their sophomore year and maintain an overall grade point average of 3.300 or higher.

Although it is not required for admission, LAMP encourages interested students to prepare themselves during the freshman year for the program's curriculum by taking the following:

  1. Foundations requirement in English Composition.
  2. MATH-M 118 or S118 Finite Mathematics; or MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus; or MATH-M 211 Calculus I; or MATH-M 213 Accelerated Calculus.
  3. At least one semester of a foreign language.
  4. ECON-E201 or S201 Introduction to Microeconomics.
  5. At least one course in the intended major area.

Majors, Minors, and Programs

Contact Information

Liberal Arts and Management Program
Indiana University
Wylie Hall 247
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 856-4966
lamp [at] indiana [dot] edu