Mission Statement 


The Mission of Westminster College

It shall be the mission of Westminster College to educate and inspire all its students through a distinctive liberal arts curriculum and a dynamic developmental experience; to challenge them to be critically aware, life-long learners and leaders of character, committed to the values of integrity, fairness, respect and responsibility; and to prepare them for lives of success, significance and service.

Educational Goals

The enduring goal of a liberal arts education is the formation of well-rounded individuals whose breadth and depth of knowledge and diverse approaches to understanding prepare them for professional careers and a lifetime of learning and service. In this spirit, Westminster College provides programs that allow students to develop proficient and creative thinking in a field of study while also acquiring the following knowledge, skills, and perspectives:

Critical Thinking: Development of sound analytical and synthetic reasoning skills and the ability to employ them in problem solving
Communication: Ability to write, speak, read, and listen effectively
Mathematical skills: Ability to use and understand statistical and other quantitative techniques to interpret data
Historical Perspective: Awareness of our human heritage and of the power of historical methods for revealing patterns and meanings in our national and international life
Social institutions: Knowledge of the major institutions of society such as work, family, voluntary associations, and government
Science: Understanding the nature of scientific inquiry as well as the role of science in the modern world
Technology: Ability to employ computer and other technologies in writing and in the manipulation of data, and understanding the nature and limits of technology
Cultures: Awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures, languages, philosophies, religions and methods of understanding them
Values: Awareness of the role of values in decision making, of the search for meaning and identity, and of the ethical issues of society
Aesthetic sensitivity: Appreciation and understanding of literature and the fine arts
Global interdependence: Awareness of the increasing complexity and interconnectedness of our world and the implications for our economic, political, social and cultural systems.