Majors and Minors

A. DECLARATION OF MAJOR

A student may remain unclassified or undecided until registration for the junior year (59 or more units completed) at which point he or she must make a major declaration. Registration will be blocked until a major has been declared.
A student must complete at least 50% of the upper division units required for a major or a minor at Westmont.

B. DOUBLE MAJORS

A student who wishes to complete two majors must file two major declarations and secure an advisor in each of the two departments. Units accumulated in one of the two majors may be counted toward the “outside the major” requirement.

C. ACADEMIC MINOR

Minor programs will consist of no fewer than 20 semester units and no more than 25 semester units of specified courses, including prerequisites. Although Westmont does not require a minor for the B.A., some of the academic departments at Westmont list official minors. Official minors will be listed on transcripts providing the student has completed an application for degree for each minor.

Note: Four units of upper-division credit earned in a major may be applied to meeting the requirements of a minor. No upper-division credits may be shared by two minors. (There is no limitation on the overlap of units between two majors.)

Majors


Art (B.A.)
Art History (B.A.)
Biology (B.A., B.S.)

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution and Natural History
  • General
Chemistry (B.A., B.S.)
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering 3-2 Program
  • Chemical Physics
  • General
  • Professional
Communication Studies (B.A.)
Computer Science (B.A., B.S.)
Economics & Business (B.A.)
Engineering Physics (B.A., B.S.)
  • General
  • 3-2 Program
English (B.A.)
European Studies (B.A.)
French (B.A.)
  • French Studies
  • Language and Literature
History (B.A.)
  • Graduate School
  • International Studies
  • Standard
Interdisciplinary (B.A., B.S.)
Kinesiology (B.S.)
  • Movement and Exercise Science
  • Movement and Medical Science
Liberal Studies (B.A.)
  • Elementary Education
Mathematics (B.A., B.S.)
Music (B.A.)
  • Composition
  • Liberal Arts
  • Performance
  • Worship Leadership
Music Education (B.M.E.)
Philosophy (B.A.)
Physics (B.A., B.S.)
Political Science (B.A.)
  • International Affairs
  • International Security and Development
  • Pre-Law
  • Standard
Psychology (B.A., B.S.)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • General
Religious Studies (B.A.)
Social Science (B.A.)
  • Economics and Business
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
Sociology (B.A.)
  • Cross-Cultural Studies
  • General
  • Human Services
Spanish (B.A.)
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Language and Literature
Theatre Arts (B.A.)

Minors


Any Major
Anthropology
Biblical Languages
Coaching
Ethnic Studies
Gender Studies
Movement Science

Professional Programs


Elementary Education
(Fast Track or Fifth Year)

Secondary Education
(Fifth Year)

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Spanish

Pre-Professional Programs


Business Administration
Dentistry
Engineering
Law
Medicine
Ministry/Missions
Nursing
Osteopathy
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Teaching
Veterinary Medicine