Discover Your “Major” Potential at Westmont College
How can I get started on my major now?
You may find that you are already developing an interest in a particular discipline and may be interested in getting your feet wet by trying out a course that will give you major credit.
Most departments at Westmont College have provided a sample plan of what you can expect your next four years to look like in each discipline. These sample plans will be useful to you in selecting your first semester classes. Keep in mind these sample plans do not obligate you to them should you start on one path, nor will you fall behind if you don't begin on one particular path right away.
- View each major and minor requirement in the Westmont College Catalog
If you are unsure of what you may be interested in majoring in at this point, don't worry. The general education requirements at Westmont College are designed to cross disciplines so that you can experience different aspects of what Wesmont has to offer academically. If you start out by focusing on GE requirements, it will help give you direction as to what major you might be interested in.
Staying in Good Standing at Westmont College
Westmont’s college catalog states,
To remain in good standing, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A) of 2.0 in courses taken at Westmont and on Westmont off-campus programs.
Your first semester at Westmont is a crucial one. Do your best to acheive the highest possible semester GPA, since it's easier to maintain a good GPA than it is to raise a poor GPA. If your cumulative GPA drops below a 2.0 you risk facing academic probation or suspension.
In your first semester at Westmont College, take advantage of the many academic resources on-campus available to you. Some examples are:
- Your academic advisor
- Your instructors (office hours!)
- Writer’s Corner
- Student Life Office
- Career Development & Calling
- Disability Services
- Health/Counseling Center
- Campus Pastor’s Office
- The Successful Scholar's Seminar