Westminster College requires at least 122 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Westminster College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Westminster College does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 64% of students who start college at Westminster College complete all the credits required within six years.
Westminster College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Westminster College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Westminster College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Westminster College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Westminster College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Westminster College.
Student Designed Majors
Westminster College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Westminster College does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Westminster College
Westminster College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Westminster College offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Westminster College has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Westminster College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Westminster College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Westminster College.
❌ Westminster College does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Reeves Memorial Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Westminster College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis and University of Missouri-Columbia
•3-2 dual degree program in nursing with Golfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
•Chiropractic medicine with Logan University of Chiropractic
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Westminster College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Westminster College has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Westminster College include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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