Majors, Minors & Programs
French minors study the world through language, culture, literature, and international travel while focusing on acquiring proficiency in the language. This proficiency consists of four basic skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The French minor explores language acquisition and French-language literature as well as the language’s global cultural influences.
Students who are seeking certification to teach French (K-12) may pursue an Interdisciplinary Major in French Education.
Studying Spanish opens doors. It is spoken by 500 million people in the world, of which 40 million live here in the United States. It is the language of everyday people in all walks of life, but it is also the language of great cultural achievements such as those of Miguel de Cervantes, Gabriel García Márquez, Frida Kahlo, and Pablo Picasso.
You will study the world through language, culture, literature, and international travel while gaining proficiency in Spanish through four basic skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The Spanish major explores language acquisition and the language’s global cultural influences, including Spanish-language literature, art, and customs. Distinctive features of the Modern Languages curriculum at Westminster include a senior Capstone project and required study abroad.
There are various opportunities to practice Spanish through travel and experiential learning. For example, our students have traveled to the Dominican Republic to work with doctors and educators alongside Westminster faculty members. Also, the Clemens Scholarship and other funding opportunities are available annually to deserving Spanish students at Westminster College.
Westminster’s International Business major will prepare you for the exciting and fast-paced world of international business. The combination of courses from business, modern languages, economics, mathematics, political science, and international cultures/religions creates a dynamic degree for students interested in business and international travel. All International Business majors also participate in an approved study abroad experience.
Students in this program graduate with a background in the international aspects of economics and business and a proficiency in a second language, with special emphasis on the concepts of management, marketing, and finance.
International Studies program was designed for students interested in languages, travel, culture, and politics. As a major, you will take a designated core of courses in International Studies and modern languages, and then build on that foundation by selecting one of three concentrations of designated and elective courses.
The concentrations are Cultural Studies, International Politics, or Peace and Justice Studies. Students who select the Cultural Studies concentration can choose coursework to focus on either History or Modern Languages. All international studies majors also participate in an approved study abroad experience.
The individual interdisciplinary major allows students to design their own majors. Students identify a core of course work in one program of study (major or minor), and then add coursework from other disciplines to craft an educational experience as unique as their ambitions.
Recent real-life examples of Individual Interdisciplinary majors include:
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Bachelor's Degree Plus Programs
In addition to having access to our robust 4-year Pre-Law Program, students interested in law could start law school at the end of their junior year through our partnerships with Widener University Commonwealth Law School and Duquesne University School of Law. Through these partnership, eligible students earn both a bachelor's degree and a juris doctor (J.D.) degree in just six years, saving time and money.
As a Westminster undergraduate student, you can get a headstart on your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree by beginning your master's coursework during the second semester of your senior year.
Available to qualifying Westminster students with any major, our MBA program emphasizes real-world business issues integrating communication, accounting, finance, marketing, law, ethics, operations management and human resources in order to prepare you to thoughtfully and ethically lead in public and private sector organizations. The program offers students the choice of four concentrations: Management, Business Analytics, Healthcare Management, or Green MBA/Sustainability.
For more information, contact the Chair of the School of Business, Dr. Robert Badowski, firstname.lastname@example.org.