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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.

Key Benefits

  • After you finish the program, you will have two bachelor degrees—a B.A. or B.S. in mathematics, physics, biology, computer science, or chemistry from Westminster and a B.S. in a specific engineering field from the partner university you attend.
  • Small classes, experiential learning, and faculty mentoring. The individualized support you get while you complete your liberal arts core and your foundational science classes at Westminster will have a huge impact later in your career.

How Long it Takes

Under the Engineering 3-2 program, you attend Westminster College for three years and then transfer for an additional two years of study at USC or Washington University in St. Louis. In order to transfer, you must maintain a 3.0 GPA, meet the entrance requirements for the partner university, and earn the recommendation of the 3-2 program advisor. Certain engineering fields require specific pre-requisite courses that are not offered by Westminster and must be completed online or at another area school.

About the Program

What You'll Learn

Our Engineering 3-2 program is offered in conjunction with the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Career Opportunities

When I first transferred out to USC, I wanted to see if my education at Westminster had prepared me properly for engineering or if I would be far behind the students who had gone straight into an engineering program at USC from high school. 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. The 3–2 Engineering program at Westminster prepares you to succeed in the world of engineering.
Gregory Dean, '13, B.S. Physics Westminster College, B.S. Astronautics and Space Technology Engineering from the University of Southern California

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