Choosing a Major
Selection of a major determines the course of study you will follow throughout your academic career.
As a First Year student, you may be interested in a variety of majors and careers, or you may have no specific areas of interest at this time. However, you are encouraged to select the major in which you are most interested at this time. By indicating your current area of interest, we can place you in courses that will apply both to your major and to our Liberal Studies requirements.
You will be assigned to an academic adviser in the major you indicate. He or she will advise you with regard to course selection and other information about the major. This is the person who will help you schedule classes for the Spring semester.
We realize you may decide to change your mind later, but this will provide the opportunity for you to make an informed decision and work with a professional in the field you choose now. The courses you take in your first semester will count toward graduation even if you change your major later. It is not unusual for students to change their major as they become more familiar with other disciplines.
The majors which are available at Westminster are listed on the next page. Enter your choice on the Student information sheet.
Note: Students with interest in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, music, physics, or psychology should begin sequences of courses required for their major in the first semester of the first year. It is especially important to indicate your interest in these areas so we can plan your schedule accordingly. Even if you change your mind later, the courses you take will count toward graduation.
Exploratory (undecided) majors:
If you are considering several majors, please indicate your interests in the comment area. If you do not have a specific area of interest right now, don't worry--you are not alone! You may elect to be an Exploratory student. This will give you additional time to make this important decision.