About the Program
What You'll Learn
- Develop an understanding of the foundational concepts in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer programming that will serve as a foundation for your later engineering coursework.
- Improve your written and oral communication skills with an emphasis on scientific language and technical information.
- Attain proficiency in at least one computer-programming language.
- Acquire the scientific problem-solving skills that will aid your future career in any selected engineering discipline.
Plan of Study
You will attend Westminster for approximately 3 years and then transfer to one of the partner universities for an additional 2 years of study under the dual degree program. When you successfully complete the requirements for this program, you will earn 2 degrees:
- A Bachelor of Science or Arts majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics. (You may pursue other majors, but it may take you longer than 5 years to complete the 2 degrees)
- A Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline from either the University of Southern California or Washington University in St. Louis.
In order to transfer, you must maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA, meet the specific requirements of the partner university, and earn the recommendation of your program advisor.
Physics for Scientists and Engineers
This one-year, calculus-based sequence introduces students to the world of physics. By using a workshop method, students learn how to use computer tools to analyze data and do mathematical modeling, while studying topics including Kinematics, Newton’s Laws of Motion, electricity, and magnetism.
Through this course, you will study the mathematical structures that deal with countable sets. You will investigate topics including logic, permutations, combinations, finite probability, sequences, and more.