Westmont College

Santa Barbara, CA

Westmont College says, "As a liberal arts college in the Christian tradition, we ground our pursuit of learning and wisdom in the context of God's revelation - manifested in the scriptures and in the world around us, and apprehended through reason, observation, experimentation, and the affections. Through the General Education program, students develop the necessary contextual background, concepts, vocabulary, and skills to support their exploration of these various avenues to understanding the world." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.westmont.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:1,300
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:67%
  • Tuition & Fees:$44,044 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because students may test out of the "Writing for the Liberal Arts" requirement through SAT or ACT scores, and the "Writing-Intensive" requirement may be satisfied by topic courses offered in a range of departments and in languages other than English.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Thinking Historically" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning" and "Reasoning Abstractly" requirements may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Westmont College uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/11/2018


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