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2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog 
2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

3-2 Engineering

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This program affords students who are seeking an engineering career the advantages of a liberal arts education, personal attention in small classes, and training in the approaches and techniques used by scientists. While at Westminster, students in the 3-2 engineering program are either engineering physics or chemistry majors. Fol­lowing three years at Westminster, students in the program complete the specialized courses leading to an engineering degree at any accredited engineering school. At the conclusion of the program, bachelor of science degrees are awarded from both institutions.

Recent Westminster students participating in the 3-2 engineering program have pursued studies in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mining engineer­ing, nuclear engineering, and chemical engineering. Westminster College maintains a Dual Degree Program with Case Western Reserve University. In addition, recent Westminster students have successfully completed their engineering degrees at the University of Pittsburgh, Youngstown State University, Akron University, and West Virginia University.

Students entering the 3-2 engineering program should have at least three years (preferably four years) of high school mathematics. All should start the mathematics sequence with MTH 150, MTH 152, or MTH 250 in the first year. Most students in the program will take PHY 151 and PHY 152 in the first year. Students inter­ested in pursuing chemical engineering or a related discipline take CHE 117 and CHE 180 in the first year. During the fall semester of the third year at Westminster, students should apply for admission to the engineering school. Students in the 3-2 program must satisfy Westminster’s all-college requirements with the exception of the senior capstone requirement and must complete the specified courses in their major. For more information about the engineering physics 3-2 engineering pro­gram, contact program coordinator, Dr. Craig L. Caylor. Students interested in the chemistry 3-2 program should contact Dr. Peter M. Smith.

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