The Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of General Studies degrees are conferred by Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Each baccalaureate degree requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours, the attainment of an overall grade point average of 2.000 including transfer work, a grade point average of 2.000 in the major and minor fields of study, and a 2.000 WSU grade point average. Some majors may require a higher GPA.
The Associate of Arts degree requires completion of a minimum of 65 credit hours including 15 hours in residency at Wichita State University and 50 of the 65 credit hours from liberal arts and sciences departments. This degree must include the 42 credit hours required in the university’s general education program (described in the General Education section of this catalog), and students must be enrolled in one of the university’s degree-granting colleges. A cumulative grade point average of 2.000 is required for both the degree and for WSU academic work.
Bachelor of Arts degrees are offered in anthropology, biological sciences, chemistry, communication, economics, English, geology, history, mathematics, modern and classical languages and literatures (French and Spanish), philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, social work, sociology and women’s studies. Concentrations in communication sciences and disorders, ethnic studies, geography, German and religion may be designed with the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of General Studies degrees.
The Bachelor of Science is available in biological sciences, chemistry, criminal justice, forensic sciences, geology, mathematics and physics.
The Bachelor of General Studies requires breadth in distribution of coursework and allows for the development of areas of concentration which may be thematically or occupationally related. This degree is available through every college department.
Graduate programs are offered through the Graduate School in many liberal arts and sciences areas. The Master of Arts may be earned in anthropology, communication (interdisciplinary), criminal justice, English, history, psychology, social work, sociology and Spanish. The Master of Science may be obtained in biological sciences, chemistry and mathematics.Additional degrees include the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in interdisciplinary studies, the Master of Public Administration in public administration, and the Master of Social Work in social work.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is offered in chemistry, applied mathematics and psychology — human factors and community/clinical.