In addition to Degree Requirements listed in the Westminster College catalog, transfer students must successfully complete a minimum of 64 semester hours at Westminster College, at least 16 of which must be in the major. Transfer students must successfully complete a minimum of 8 semester hours at Westminster to meet requirements for a minor.
With School of Business permission, courses taken during a semester abroad while a student is still a Westminster student can be considered courses taken at Westminster.
With prior approval from the chair and registrar, students may take classes at other colleges or universities. An approved Transient Credit Permission form, available in the Office of the Registrar, must be on file prior to registration for transient coursework. A maximum of two major or minor course requirements may be transferred in after a student has matriculated full time to Westminster.
A cross-listed course cannot be counted or taken twice, once for each prefix. For example, ACC/BA 300 cannot count as both a business and an accounting elective.
No grade lower than C- may be counted toward any requirement for the major. A student who withdraws failing (WF) from three courses required for their major or completes three courses required for their major and earns a grade lower than C- will be identified as failing to progress in the major (exceptions will be made for students who take a medical or personal leave for the semester). Students failing to progress in the major will be counseled as to choosing a more appropriate path.
Enactus is an international organization focused on increasing awareness of the principles of free enterprise. The year ends with a trip to a national competition. General course credit is available: 1 semester hour per academic year with a 2-hour maximum. Note: Enactus credit hours do not qualify as BA elective credit hours. They do count as hours in the BA discipline. (Contact: Keith Bittel)
Internships are highly encouraged. Students can earn 1-4 semester hour credits. Complete School of Business guidelines are included in the back of this handbook.
Summer/Winter Analyst Program is a mock Wall Street financial analyst internship and is available to students in both the summer and winter months. General course credit is available: 1 semester hour per academic year with a 2-hour maximum. (Contact: Brian Petrus)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is a service learning internship. General course credit available: 1 semester per academic year with a 2-hour maximum. (Contact: John Geidner)
The School of Business administers a number of scholarships and recognitions. The student application process held each spring awards over $30,000 to deserving students.