The Westminster Scholars program allows students to complete their liberal education courses in problem based learning environments that are challenging, hands-on, and collaborative; designed to develop critical, creative, and analytical thinking.
These Scholars-designated LE courses explore real-world problems and challenge students to apply their knowledge to develop solutions. In the courses, faculty serve as mentors and facilitators and assist students as they work toward solutions independently and in teams.
Incoming freshmen students who apply for the Westminster Scholars program will be ranked according to the following criteria: ACT or SAT scores, high school GPA, and the quality of a written statement or the success of their participation in a problem-based learning exercise on Admitted Student Day. The top twenty students will be invited to join the Westminster Scholars program. In addition, applications for the Scholars program will be accepted in mid October and February of each year. Continuing Westminster students and transfer students who are interested in joining the program are welcome to submit applications at those times. Questions concerning the application process should be directed to the Westminster Scholars program director.
Students must successfully complete five of the required LE courses in Westminster Scholars designated courses. These courses may not be taken credit/no credit.
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|Freshman Year||Learning Community
|Sophomore Year||REL 101
|Junior Year||WSCH 300||WSCH 300|
|Senior Year||WSCH 400||WSCH 400|
|Westminster Scholars Special Topics||(1-4)|
|A changing topics course offering special areas of interest not covered in regular courses. Topics will build upon themes and subjects introduced in LE courses.|