2004-2005 - 3-2 Engineering Program

2004 - 2005 3-2 Engineering Program

Objectives | Fields of Study | Program Requirements

Objectives

A 3-2 Engineering Program is offered in conjunction with both the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Students who successfully complete the requirements for this program will earn two degrees:

  • a Bachelor of Arts or Science, with a major in either Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Computer Science, or Chemistry from Westminster College, and
  • a Bachelor of Science in a specific field of engineering from either of the universities listed above.

The purpose of the 3-2 program is to enhance students' preparation for careers in the field of engineering by providing them with the broader educational background available in a liberal arts school. This program also allows students to prepare for the demanding engineering program in the environment of a small college with smaller classes and more individual attention.

Under the 3-2 program, a student attends Westminster College for three years and then transfers to either of the universities listed above for an additional two years of study in the selected engineering discipline. The student must (1) meet entrance requirements for the university of his/her choice as an entering freshman before acceptance into the university for the remaining two years of study and, (2) be recommended by the 3-2 program director at Westminster College. A student must have completed all of the requirements listed below and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 as well as a 3.00 average in the major courses in order to be considered for a recommendation.

Fields of engineering from which the 3-2 program students may select include:

University of Southern California

Washington University

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical/Electrical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Computer Science

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Computer Science

Engineering and Public Policy

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering with Computer emphasis

Systems Science and Mathematics

Environmental Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

After successful completion of both portions of the program the student is awarded degrees from both institutions.

Program Requirements at Westminster College

Students in this program are encouraged to meet with the program director at Westminster College during their freshman year to ensure satisfaction of all the requirements for their chosen field of engineering during their time at Westminster College and to learn about the course work that will be required during their two years at the university.

Students must complete all their Liberal Education Requirements (see the "Undergraduate Degree Requirements" section of this catalog) and the following set of engineering core courses:

CHEM

111-112

Principles of Chemistry I and II and Lab

CMPT

201

Introduction to Computer Science I

CMPT

401

Directed Studies (FORTRAN, C++, or Java)

ENGL

110

Composition and Research, LE

MATH

201-202

Calculus I and II

MATH

204

Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

MATH

303

Multivariate Calculus

MATH

363

Differential Equations II

PHYS

211-212

Physics for Scientists and Engineers I and II and Lab

PHYS

301

Introduction to Modern Physics

Additional classes that may be required, depending on the field of engineering chosen, include:

BIOL

221

Invertebrate Zoology and Lab

BIOL

310

General Botany and Lab, LE

CHEM

303-304

Organic Chemistry I and II and Lab

CHEM

306

Quantitative Analysis and Lab

CHEM

350

Biochemistry and Lab

CHEM

421-422

Physical Chemistry I and II and Lab

CMPT

351

Operating Systems

MATH

150

Elementary Statistics

MATH

310

Probability and Statistics

MATH

311

Linear Algebra II

MATH

362

Numerical Analysis

PHYS

309

Mathematical Methods for Physicists

PHYS

311

Analytical Mechanics

PHYS

410

Quantum Mechanics

PHYS

411

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics and Lab