I'm a current student. How will WCore affect me?
WCore primarily applies to students starting at Westminster in the fall of 2016. Current students will complete a degree audit that shows how the classes they've already taken fit into the WCore. It will not add to current students' course load or result in retaking LE classes.
I'm a student in the Honors College. How does WCore affect me?
Honors students do not take WCore classes. Instead, their general education requirements are satisfied entirely by a stand-alone Honors curriculum that consists of a menu of interdisciplinary, team-taught seminars.
More information about the Honors College here.
What is the difference between an Explorations course and a WSeminar?
Explorations cover several aspects of a subject area while WSeminars offer in-depth approaches to a disciplinary issue or problem.
What if I already have an Associate's degree?
The first- and second-year courses will be waived for all transfers with associate's degrees. All other transfers will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
What about AP or IB Credit?
AP and IB credits will count toward graduation, as general electives and for some major requirements. However, they will not count toward the completion of the WCore.
How does the WCore help me if I want to have a minor?
Because the WCore has fewer required courses, students will have more flexibility in their schedules to pursue a minor. See your advisor for individualized help in designing a minor. See your advisor for advice about determining if one of Westminster's minors is right for you.