We Place a High Value on 研究

这是韦斯特蒙特的标志 杰出的 undergraduate liberal arts education is providing opportunities for students to conduct 重要的 与教师一起研究.


大约1,350 undergraduates (including 150 in off-campus programs) enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1 and an average class size of 18, which allows them to develop close relationships with 杰出的 faculty who are committed to teaching, 奖学金, 研究, service and involving undergraduates in 研究.



每年夏天, approximately 30 students from STEM fields work as full-time 研究 assistants, collaborating closely with professors on cutting-edge projects. Many of these 研究 projects extend into the school year. Some students even co-author scientific papers with their faculty.


Students from any major may choose to replace their senior capstone experience with a Major Honors project. These year-long 研究 opportunities take various forms, but they each involve extensive independent 研究 into a topic of the student's choice.


每学期, students present their 研究 to the Westmont community through posters and short presentations. The projects range from novels to psychology 研究 to chemical bonding studies.

See examples of recent 研究 in the 2023 Celebration of 夏天的研究 Program.




乔治·马特森,20岁 began medical school at the Loma Linda School of Medicine shortly after graduating. The inaugural class of Advent Health Orlando elected him to represent and address the distinct challenges and opportunities faced by the new regional campus, 比如临床轮转, distance learning and student support network. He collaborates with campus deans and fellow class officers to develop and implement initiatives that improve quality of student life. He says his rigorous liberal arts education has equipped him well for a career in medicine because it provided him with a toolset to think effectively and creatively across disciplines. “Intertwine both of these factors—an interdisciplinary education and the formation of oneself—and it's no wonder that we have such a high percentage of well-rounded, pre-health students accepted into their desired professional school,他说. “I’m grateful for such an education at Westmont as it has taught me to think broadly, to reserve judgement while collaborating alongside those with different perspectives, 最重要的是, to envision creatively and meaningfully a life of human flourishing.”



莎拉·约翰逊,2005年, triple board certified in Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 和生活方式医学, earned a Doctor of Medicine from the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Her work as an emergency physician in one of the nation’s largest safety-net hospitals allowed her to experience the epidemic of chronic disease we face in our country as well as to learn how ineffective our standard treatments for these diseases often are. "My liberal arts education at Westmont helped pave my path to medicine and then course-correct toward the emerging field of lifestyle medicine,她说. "Beyond the scope of my biology books, I gained valuable skills and traits from my Westmont experience that too many of my colleagues in medicine lack: strong and broad scientific understanding; critical thinking skills; empathy and compassion; willingness to challenge dogma; holistic approach to knowledge; appreciation for multiple perspectives; all-encompassing, restorative stewardship of God’s creation.