Webster University will soon be offering an interdisciplinary minor in Applied Chess. The St. Louis school is already home to one of the strongest collegiate Chess programs, the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE), as well as a number of student Chess grandmasters.

The new Chess minor is for “Webster University students who are looking to learn about Chess and how Chess lessons can be applied in other areas of life.” Among the courses to be offered are “SPICEing-up Business Strategy with Chess” in the Business School and “Topics in Education: Chess and Critical Thinking” in the College of Education.