Why Participate in the Dual Degree Engineering Program at Westminster?
The Dual Degree Engineering Program at Westminster College combines the best of a liberal arts education at a small intimate college with the facilities and recognition of a large well-known university.
- Small classes taught by dedicated faculty
- Excellent teachers who will help you thrive in demanding math and science courses
- The opportunity to use Westminster’s supportive environment to develop skills and confidence for success in engineering
- The opportunity to explore engineering early in your academic career via our Introduction to Engineering and Design course
- A strong record of acceptance into Washington University’s Dual Degree Engineering program, with 100% of previous Westminster dual-degree students being admitted
- Optimizing the time spent pursuing your education by earning two degrees in as few as five years
At Westminster, you will spend three to four years building a strong foundation in the humanities and social sciences while completing a Pre-Engineering minor and the major of your choice (typically Math or Physics). You will then complete your engineering studies at one of Westminster’s partner institutions (Washington University in St. Louis or Missouri S&T) or at another engineering institution of your choosing. The result is that after approximately five years you will have earned two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College AND a Bachelor of Science in Engineering."
During your time at Westminster, you will have a myriad of opportunities to learn what engineering is all about. You’ll get your first taste during your freshman year by enrolling in Westminster’s Introduction to Engineering and Design course. Not only will this 3-hour course introduce you to the engineering profession, it will lay the foundation for your future studies by immersing you in the engineering design process from investigation to manufacture, assembly, and product evaluation. As you progress in your studies, you’ll also have opportunities to visit our dual degree partner institutions to tour facilities and meet with transfer admissions staff, faculty in your field(s) of interest, and current engineering students.
- Engineers do more than just design the world around you. Their work links scientific knowledge with the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs.
- According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “overall engineering employment is expected to grow by 11 percent over the 2008-2018 decade.”
- Engineers are ranked fourth on the list of the most difficult positions to fill worldwide according to a survey conducted by the staffing research firm Manpower.
- A dual-degree from Westminster and one of its partner schools offers degree candidates greater marketability and more flexibility in career paths.
“Westminster’s Dual Degree Engineering program not only produces students with technical expertise but also with the advanced and refined communication and interpersonal skills that a liberal arts education excels in providing.” – Dr. Erin Martin, Program Coordinator
Name: Dr. Erin Martin
Position: Dual Degree Engineering Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Room Number: Coulter Science Center 314
Phone Number: 573-592-5306