Artificial Intelligence Institute

The mission of the Artificial Intelligence Institute is to explore the interaction and application of emerging technologies, in the context of a liberal arts curriculum. This institute offers students an edge with deep learning experiences where we spark students’ natural curiosities and create opportunities for individualized projects that allow one to tinker, investigate, and invest in ideas that will prepare them for careers that have not yet been invented.

The Artificial Intelligence Institute is built for everyone. There is no technical knowledge or prerequisite course required. The focus is on application, literacy, decision making, and ethics, while learning how artificial intelligence will help students define their value in the new economy.

In addition to graduation requirements, students receiving Artificial Intelligence Distinction will have completed a Foundations course, minimum of two cross-listed courses, a capstone project, external experiences, and create a supporting portfolio.


  • Foundations of Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technologies
  • Cross-listed courses in English, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, or a pre-approved area of independent study

Diploma Option for Artificial Intelligence Distinction: Upon successful completion of their capstone, students that meet all the requirements of the Artificial Intelligence Institute will receive a special Artificial Intelligence Distinction on their diploma and their transcript will reflect the course title of Artificial Intelligence Program and Capstone with a letter grade of A and six credits.


Take a deep dive into a specific project or research:

  • Project: Apply an emerging technology to solve a problem in society or business.
  • Research: Complete a literature review of existing technologies and generate a significant contribution to a field of emerging technology.

External Experience

This requirement may be satisfied through:

  • Perkiomen School Summer Camp for Emerging Technologies
  • Regular participation in the Lehigh Valley School of A.I.
  • An outward-facing or external serving project for a capstone
  • Pre-approved shadow program, internship, or membership