Westmont College, established in 1937 as the Bible Missionary Institute, was renamed in 1940, when Dr. Wallace Emerson became its president. He renamed the school as Westmont College, envisioning a bright future for it. A private, non-profit, Christian, liberal arts college, situated in Santa Barbara, California, it caters to approximately 1300 students providing them with a rigorous academic schedule and a personalized, residential feel.
The College offers a large number of undergraduate degree programs (majors) in subjects which include kinesiology, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, physical education and theatre arts. The most popular programs in the college are media, nutrition and exercise therapy.
Westmont College fields a number of men's and women's sports team, including cross-country, soccer, basketball, and volleyball. The College is part of the Golden State athletics Conference as well as the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
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