2006 - 2007 3-2 Engineering Program
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:
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.
After successful completion of both portions of the program the student is awarded degrees from both institutions.
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 coursework 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:
Additional classes that may be required, depending on the field of engineering chosen, include: