School of Arts and Sciences
5 Years (Westminster + Partner School)
Westminster’s 3–2 engineering program allows students to prepare for a career in the field of engineering while exploring broader interests in a liberal arts setting. You’ll begin your education at Westminster in a supportive environment designed to help you get the most out of your 3 years here. Then, you’ll complete your studies at one of Westminster's partnet schools, the University of Southern California or Washington University in St. Louis.
Who It's For
Westminster's Engineering program is designed for students who want to enhance and broaden their undergraduate education as a prelude to the focused work of engineering school, developing creative problem-solving and strong critical-thinking skills before taking on technical classes.
- Broadened undergraduate education through the liberal arts tradition of Westminster College and the focused work of an engineering school
- Earn 2 bachelor degrees in 5 years
- Personalized attention and discussion-based learning in intentionally small classes
- Undergraduate research opportunities with faculty advisors who are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals
About the Program
What You'll Learn
- Develop an understanding of the foundational concepts in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer programming that will serve as a foundation for your later engineering coursework.
- Improve your written and oral communication skills with an emphasis on scientific language and technical information.
- Attain proficiency in at least one computer-programming language.
- Acquire the scientific problem-solving skills that will aid your future career in any selected engineering discipline.
Plan of Study
You will attend Westminster for approximately 3 years and then transfer to one of the partner universities for an additional 2 years of study under the dual degree program. When you successfully complete the requirements for this program, you will earn 2 degrees:
- A Bachelor of Science or Arts majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics. (You may pursue other majors, but it may take you longer than 5 years to complete the 2 degrees)
- A Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline from either the University of Southern California or Washington University in St. Louis.
In order to transfer, you must maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA, meet the specific requirements of the partner university, and earn the recommendation of your program advisor.
Physics for Scientists and Engineers
This one-year, calculus-based sequence introduces students to the world of physics. By using a workshop method, students learn how to use computer tools to analyze data and do mathematical modeling, while studying topics including Kinematics, Newton’s Laws of Motion, electricity, and magnetism.
Through this course, you will study the mathematical structures that deal with countable sets. You will investigate topics including logic, permutations, combinations, finite probability, sequences, and more.
- Aerospace engineer
- Biomedical engineer
- Chemical engineer
- Civil engineer
- Computer engineer
- Electrical engineer
- Industrial and systems engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Systems and science engineer
Tuition and Aid
There's No Better Investment Than You
Westminster College knows you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. Westminster will work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, Westminster helps you make it happen.
With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, Westminster students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.
You’ll be automatically considered for scholarship and grant opportunities.
In addition to general merit scholarships, there are other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.Check Out Scholarships
“When I first transferred out to USC, I wanted to see if my education at Westminster had prepared me properly for engineering. It turns out, my education at Westminster prepared me so well that I am now in the top 10th of my class in USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering. I was also recently accepted to USC’s Progressive Degree program, which allows accepted students to get a master's degree in one year.”