School of Arts and Sciences
Five-Year Dual Degree
Westminster's Engineering 3-2 Program
The 3-2 program enhances your preparation for a career in engineering by providing you with a broader educational background available at a liberal arts school. You will start your college career in the supportive environment of a small college, then complete engineering classes at one of our partner schools, the University of Southern California or Washington University in St. Louis.
- Enjoy small classes, personal connections with your professors and other students, and a rich liberal arts tradition while you begin your engineering preparation
- Take advantage of more opportunities to participate in athletics and other extracurricular activities than at a large engineering school
- Participate in undergraduate research opportunities early on
- Work closely with the 3-2 advisor to ensure you are on track to meet your goals
How Long it Takes
Under the Engineering 3-2 program, most students attend Westminster College for three years and then apply to transfer for an additional two years of study at one of the affiliated engineering schools. However, some students may spend longer on either portion. In order to transfer, you must maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA (3.3 strongly preferred), meet the specific requirements for the partner university, and earn the recommendation of the 3-2 program advisor. Certain engineering fields require specific prerequisite courses that are not offered by Westminster and must be completed online or at another area school.
Many students find they are so happy at Westminster, they decide to stay and complete their undergraduate studies here. If this turns out to be your story, you may still enter the engineering field by attending a graduate program in engineering. Or you may have discovered a new passion with your Westminster major.